On Friday 26 May the principals of OYIS and KIS met to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two schools. Here are the key elements that support KIS students education through to Grade 12:
KIS students, upon leaving KIS at the end of middle school will have priority placement in OYIS
Should KIS begin to offer further grades above grade 10, the agreement will change to reflect the last year of possible enrolment
OYIS will help facilitate the application process in the following ways:
The entrance fee will be waived from OYIS currently ¥250,000
Facilitation of the application process
Parts of diagnostic testing will be waived
Document exchange will be facilitated between the two schools administration teams
Admission will be processed early in the academic year to ensure KIS students have a place
OYIS will come to the KIS campus two times yearly to support the application process
Acceptance to OYIS is dependent on whether or not the needs of the student can be met and is at the discretion of OYIS. OYIS will also seek to find students / families that are knowledgeable and supportive of their school mission.
The two schools will provide a range of experiences and events to help with the transition and build connections between two schools.
Dedicated time and resources will be deployed to ensure that our curriculum has some continuity and that each institute has an understanding of student levels and past knowledge.
Regular meetings and coordination will be required to ensure that students have a smooth transition between campuses.
It is with very humble gratitude that KIS would like to thank Muromachi Lions Club for their ongoing support of the school.
Over many years the Muromachi Lions Club has been supporting the school with various activities and always had a presence at the KIS Festival. As recently as this May the Muromachi Lions Club invited KIS to the annual dinner, to be part of the celebrations of all the work the club has undertaken. Two board members attended and reported back on a what a lovely evening was had by all.
In spite of the challenges that the global pandemic has presented, in 2022 the Muromachi Lions Club is donating ¥100,000 to the school. For this magnanimous gesture the entire KIS community thanks the club for their generosity.
The school hopes the next year will again be a time of fruitful cooperation between Muromachi Lions and Kyoto International School.