News and Updates

There's always something interesting going on at YIS. Check this space for the latest news on school events and activities, messages from the head of school and principals, notices of upcoming events, and much more.

Why do we need innovation in education? This question opens up engaging discussion and, at times, debate amongst educators. But before we can explore this question, there is a more basic one to consider: What is education for?

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After more than six decades of combined service to YIS, longtime faculty members Junko Cancemi and Dennis Stanworth will be retiring at the end of this school year.

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Sometimes, poems are a window into ourselves. They offer us a way of understanding that we are not alone in our experiences, that someone else in the big wide world has felt what we've felt.

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After a brief pause halfway through the action, the 3rd and final season is back on track barreling full speed ahead toward the culminating tournaments.

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Our girls were definitely nervous at first, going up against a team littered with potential future professionals!

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Emma Justice discusses the stereotypes of studying art, and why modern visual arts education gives students a true sense of the world.

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Srishti Vaswani talks the changing focus in education, and how YIS's Learning Support department is helping to change the paradigm of learning for all students.

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YIS and ICJC: great learning experiences with Japanese culture. Shakuhachi expert, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, visits YIS.

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Starting off the new year, the EAL team offers some advice for our multi-lingual YIS community. For more details, coming up on September 28th, the team will host "Raising Bilingual and Multilingual Children."

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The Grade 5 students spent nearly 2 months focusing on AESTHETICS and the central idea that aesthetic expression can be influenced by a culture's history and values.

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The YIS GIN Combatting Human Trafficking Service Group cordially invites parents and community members to attend a special presentation on human trafficking on March 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Loft.

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On September 17-18, YIS 7th and 8th graders embarked on Project One School with their trademark energy and enthusiasm. Their mission was to design, organize and pitch an idea to bring YIS together as One School: to build community, team spirit and to engage in interdisciplinary learning.

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The YIS GIN Combatting Human Trafficking Service Group cordially invites parents and community members to attend a special presentation on human trafficking on March 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Loft.

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Selfies and cubism. Two extremely different types of art yet also very similar. They're both forms of art which allow you to express yourself.

From Hana, Grade 9

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Sponsored by Yokohama International School and the International Center for Japanese Culture, and funded in part by the Toshiba International Foundation and the YIS PTSA, the YIS High School Japanese Music Ensemble's 2015 New York Tour was a tremendous success.

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Play Perform Create 2016 is a showcase for our performing arts at YIS, giving you a taste of what is being created in our classes and activities.

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The Grade 5 students spent nearly 2 months focusing on AESTHETICS and the central idea that aesthetic expression can be influenced by a culture's history and values.

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After a brief pause halfway through the action, the 3rd and final season is back on track barreling full speed ahead toward the culminating tournaments.

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Our girls were definitely nervous at first, going up against a team littered with potential future professionals!

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After more than six decades of combined service to YIS, longtime faculty members Junko Cancemi and Dennis Stanworth will be retiring at the end of this school year.

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We recently received the sad news that Joji Sato (class of '74) passed away on May 4th, 61 years old. Leslie Helm (class of '73) has written a remembrance of Joji to share with the YIS alumni community.

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Akira Otsuka (Class of 1986) was at YIS during her nursery year in 1973 and her high school years from 1983 to 1986. Today her two daughters are YIS students. We asked Akira to tell us about her experiences at YIS and why she decided to enroll her children here.

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Longtime YIS faculty member Edward Bernard recently sent us an interesting find - a copy of the YIS school brochure from the end of the 1950s. We've scanned the brochure for the enjoyment of our alumni.

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Have you started a new job? Finished your college education? Moved to a new city? Started your own business? Taken the trip of your dreams? Did you get married or have a baby? Please let us know so we can share your news with former classmates and YIS alumni around the world. We want to hear from you. Submit your class note today!

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