The oysi school is based on philosophical principles developed by Cecilia Vicuña's practice.

Oral education is a continuous reciprocal exchange, a process of mutual exploration and negotiation. We educate each other through our acts, our ways of being. Buckminster Fuller said being human is to be aware of each other and the world. To educate is to enhance that awareness. Collective wisdom already exists and manifests through communal dialogue and exchange. Oysi school is a knowledge based model, a self learning system built from the voices of the participating communities. It is not a top down, but a bottom up process.