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International Baccalaureate Course

Foster a global mindset
with a world-class perspective
and respect for others.

Path of study
‐Overseas Universities
‐Domestic IB University entrance exams
International Baccalaureate Course
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The International Baccalaureate Course is a three-year high school program for students seeking academic, mental, and ethical challenges.

In the first year, students will prepare for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program while studying the subjects required for graduation from high school in Japan. In the second and third years, they will take the IB Diploma Program course. In this course, you will enroll in six subjects: language and literature (native language), language acquisition (foreign language), individual and social studies, mathematics, science, art, and IBDP’s own specialized “core” subjects. By taking these courses, you will gain a wide range of knowledge and experience to grow as a learner and as a person.

Why the International Baccalaureate is attracting so much attention now

Why the International Baccalaureate is attracting so much attention now
  • Fostering humanity with an international perspective

    Students will gain an international perspective through classes based on inquiry-based learning activities such as group work, writing essays, and presentations. Students prepare for the future by acquiring the “ability to learn independently” and “ability to think deeply.”

    You will also improve your English skills by attending classes that are taught in English.

    Furthermore, at our school, we work toward encouraging students to think about their future lives and career paths through “The School of Life (Kokoro Seminar)” events where we provide opportunities for celebrities who are active globally to give special classes.

  • Growing personally through fulfilling extracurricular activities

    Through enriching art, sports and volunteer activities, students make social contributions and improve their interpersonal skills, thus helping them develop as people.

    Examples of this are volunteer activities and community revitalization efforts in collaboration with the regional collaboration center and extracurricular activity center of the university.

  • Recognized as an international qualification, advantageous for university entrance exams at home and abroad

    More than 2000 universities recognize the IBDP and allow holders to enter their universities in some cases without taking the TOEFL or IELTS tests.

    In Japan, about 60 universities recognize the IBDP and have special entrance requirements for it.

    After entrance into a university, certain IBDP units are recognized as university units. It can also be useful for scholarships.

Features of Osaka International High School Baccalaureate

  • Japanese high school graduation qualifications can be earned at the same time

    Unlike other international schools, our school is a Title 1 high school, so you can obtain both a Japanese high school diploma and an IBDP qualification at the same time.
    Although it is an standard high school, it is rare in the Kinki area to have an English DP curriculum and this is the only school in Osaka prefecture with such an offering.

  • There are various experiences and learning opportunities outside of class

    There are plenty of experiences outside of class, such as special “The School of Life (Kokoro Seminar)” events where famous people who are socially active give guest lectures, and the “Study Tour” where you can decide your own destination and make a plan. These experiences are designed to help students develop as people.

  • Full facilities and equipment with a designed learning space

    The new school building has the latest communication environment, and the entire school building resembles a library. There are plenty of resources and places for learning. Librarians and staff are available to support research as well. We have also created an environment where students can easily teach each other in open spaces.

IB Learner Profile

IB Learner Profile
  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

The International Baccalaureate learner profile embodies what it means to have an international perspective. The IB learner profile represents the 10 attributes valued by IB world schools. We believe these attributes, and others like them, can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national, and global communities.

Universities that recognize the International Baccalaureate qualification

  • AustraliaAustralia

    University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Australian National University, University of Sydney, University of Adelaide, etc.

  • CanadaCanada

    McGill University, McMaster University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, etc.

  • New ZealandNew Zealand

    Candidates awarded the IBDP meet the minimum admission requirements.

  • EnglandEngland

    London School of Economics, Oxford University, Cambridge University, etc.

  • AmericaAmerica

    New York University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, UCLA, etc.

  • JapanJapan

    The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Keio University, Sophia University, ICU, Kwansei Gakuin University, Ritsumeikan University, etc.

As mentioned earlier, the International Baccalaureate qualification is recognized by about 2000 universities, including prestigious universities overseas and in Japan. (It is necessary to meet the minimum criteria of the IB qualification examination for each university.) In Japan, more than 60 universities, including the universities listed here, have special entrance examinations for IBDP holders.

International Baccalaureate Course Study Tour

During the summer vacation period of the 2nd grade of high school, in addition to studying subjects, we are planning a study tour to broaden our horizons and realize our future goals.

world map

What is a study tour?

This course will include a study tour as a school trip during the summer vacation of the second year of high school. The IB Course Study Tour will also be used as a Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) experience. Students plan visits to local universities, exchanges with students overseas, and exchanges with local residents in Japan.

destinations
Select either overseas (The United States or Europe) or domestic destinations.
content of study
Learn about aerospace engineering, environmental science, or SDGs, for example.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Teachers

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