In addition to the regular PE curriculum, Yokohama International School offers a wide range of extracurricular athletic activities designed to stimulate and develop the interests of every participant.
In Elementary School this is provided by our Elementary Activities Program, which ensures a variety of after-school activities, where everyone can participate and the focus is on fun and learning of basic skills.
In Middle School, the emphasis remains on maximum participation, where effort and enthusiasm are rewarded alongside physical prowess. Players are encouraged to develop a long-standing enjoyment of competitive sports. They will begin to develop specific sports-related skills and learn to apply these in games situations.
At the High School level, the emphasis is on preparing student athletes for more competitive situations and striving for excellence in all areas. High School athletes are expected to show personal responsibility and commitment, and we encourage them to develop positive leadership skills, emotional control, mental toughness and to serve as good role models to the younger student athletes.
All YIS athletes are expected to demonstrate appropriate levels of respect through good sportsmanship, co-operation, punctuality, attendance, drive and team/school spirit. Above all, the Athletic Program seeks to unite positively, players, coaches, team managers and parents from a variety of international backgrounds through common and shared sporting experiences.
In addition to athletics facilities on the YIS main campus, we utilise the professional size all-weather surface pitch at Yokohama Country & Athletic Club as our home ground.