Welcome to the YIS activities program. We believe that if you are to achieve a sense of balance, it involves activity inside and outside the classroom. As such, we strive for relative equality in priority between academics, sports, fine arts and “responsible global citizens” programs. If you succeed in finding this balance, you will achieve many of the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile.
While we believe that an active and involved student is a healthy student, it is important for you and your family to make informed decisions about the level of that involvement. Especially at the secondary school level, too little involvement can mean that you are not taking advantage of your school years, while too much involvement can impact on your academic success.
We offer a variety of programs for students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Our activities run over three sessions. Some secondary activities will run for all three seasons, while activities such as sports and some arts will only last for one or two sessions. There is more information available on the activities offered and the required time commitments on the MS/HS Student Activities page. Our elementary student activty program involves different offerings each session, and students and parents have the opportunity to sign up for the various offerings before each session. There is more information available and a link for sign-up (when applicable) on the Elementary Student Activities page.
If you have questions about our activities program, please contact our director of activities and community programs, Elliot Tracey.