Yokohama International School

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions


How can I apply for my child(ren)?

Registration will open on March 28, 2017. Non-YIS families can click here to access the online registration form.

Families currently enrolled or who have already completed the online enrollment process can login using their Veracross Parent Portal login details here.


Besides the registration form, what other documents are required?

Current YIS students and students joining YIS in 2017-18 who have already completed the online enrollment process need not submit any additional documentation, although parents should make sure that medical and emergency contact information recorded in the MyYIS parent portal is up to date.

Students not currently attending YIS are asked to provide a photocopy of their most recent report card. In addition, non-YIS applicants must complete a Health History & Emergency Contact Form, which you may fill out online here.

Please note that all students must have private health insurance coverage.


Is there priority registration if my child already attends YIS?

Yes, YIS students receive priority placement. Qualified students from other international schools will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


What grade level class should my child enter?

Students should enroll in the grade level that they will be entering in the 2017-18 school year. For example, if the applicant is finishing Grade 3 in June 2017, he/she should apply for the Grade 4 class on offer at our summer program.

We encourage students presently in Grade 5 to sign up for the courses on offer to our middle school students to help them prepare for the rigor ahead.

Students presently in Grade 8 can choose to either continue working with Middle School Math/English, or register for High School Math/English.


We will be returning to our home country for part of the summer. Can my child attend for only one week?

In order to gain the maximum benefit from our summer programs, students are strongly encouraged to attend the full two-week session. The elementary program does not have a one-week option and tuition is not pro-rated if students leave early.

Middle and high school students may sign up for just the first week or for two weeks.


What are the registration and tuition payment deadlines?

Classes may fill up fast, so you are encouraged to register early. Registration closes on June 9th. Please note that registration is not considered complete until payment has been made in full. If we are unable to offer a class for which you have applied, a full refund will be issued.


What are the deadlines for getting a refund?

We understand that plans can change, therefore parents are entitled to a full refund after registration until June 9th. After June 9th, no refunds will be given (except in the case where we are unable to offer a class for which you have applied.)


Are there any scholarships?

Scholarships are not available.


How big are the classes? What is the student to teacher ratio?

Class sizes are set to ensure that there is a student to teacher ratio that facilitates plenty of individual attention. The minimum number of students in a class will be five, the maximum fifteen.


Who are the teachers?

Our summer program teaching staff are all qualified teachers with experience in international schools across the world. They have a wealth of experience and progressive ideas to engage and improve student learning.


Does my child need to bring a computer?

Computers (laptops and/or ipads) will be available at school for elementary students in the summer program. Middle and high school students should bring their own laptops to school. If a student does not have his/her own laptop, we can arrange one for him/her to use.


Who do I contact if I have further questions about the program?

Please contact Brinya Tananone, head of Summer School Programs at summer@yis.ac.jp.



Contact Us
If you have any further inquires, please email us at summer@yis.ac.jp


Registration Links


Family Questionnaire:

*Non-YIS families: After completing your program registration, please also fill out our online family questionnaire.

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