Who We Serve
Yokohama International School serves the educational needs of the international community in Yokohama and the greater Tokyo metropolitan area, in particular the children of foreign nationals here on temporary assignment for whom the local Japanese education system is not a viable option. We also welcome children from incoming and resident Japanese bicultural families committed to and able to access an international educational curriculum in English, as well as children of Japanese nationals who have been educated exclusively or primarily in non-Japanese schools overseas or at other accredited international schools in Japan.
Yokohama International School is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The school does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admissions or employment policies, but may take into account factors including an applicant's prior educational and linguistic background for purposes of admission in order to fulfill the school's mission of providing education in the English language to the international community.
Furthermore, as an international school founded in 1924 and arising out of the spirit of internationalism that prevailed following the formation of the League of Nations, Yokohama International School supports the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.