Join the summer fun with the YIS 2018 Summer Program! Registration begins Wednesday, March 14, 9:00 AM.
We should keep in mind the inherent joy students experience when they forget about all of the holistic learning just for a moment.
MS Girls Basketball and more....
Secondary school vice principal, Rebekah Madrid, provides a window into the gr. 7 expedition in October 2017, telling us what Live Learn Lead means to her.
Accessibility to an abundance of Japanese traditions, customs, arts, artists, ideas and activities provides a wellspring of choices for curricular enhancement.
Gr. 12 Visual Arts students will be exhibiting their graduate artworks in Design Festa Gallery East, Harajuku, in the biggest display of their Diploma Program.
Inspired by the hit musical 'How To Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown Up' , this year's ES musical is a journey through the joys and sorrows of being a child.
A quick update on Season 3 athletics
Senior Visual Art students are working hard to finalize their studio pieces for their, arguably, biggest moment in the Diploma Program, curating their own collection of work for their graduate exhibition.
High School Student
I would like to meet Kai from South Korean boy-band, EXO, so that he could teach me how to dance like him.
High School Student
The best school trip last school year had to be the Niigata expedition. It felt wonderful to be disconnected from the city and create lots of fun memories with friends. Expeditions are always a great experience to bond with friends.
Elementary School Student
Our three day camp was my favorite. It was an opportunity to learn in a fun manner, and to be outdoors. I was able to share a room with 3 other people during the camp.
Middle School StudentI will be joining the Middle School Girls Volleyball team and the Brainbowl activity this year. I was a part of the volleyball team last year. I loved that kids from different grades were in a team together so it gave me a chance to make friends with people who weren't in my immediate friends group.
Some children only have one unforgettable teacher in their life, our children have countless.
The kids learn how to think for themselves. This is what is required in today's environment where so much information is available at one's finger's tips.
I chose YIS for my son because I felt the school will give him that unique chance to study within an international environment, with students of multiple backgrounds.
The IB program and inquiry-based learning is so important. In the corporate world, it's translated as thought leadership, and the ability to communicate clearly is a really needed skill.
Gr. 5 Teacher
Food Fair is where our whole community comes together for a great purpose, and the grade 5 PYP Exhibition is the time where our students are able to demonstrate years of learning to share their passion.
YIS is so welcoming and has such a close-knit community. The school values balance within all aspects of life, for both their students and teachers.
French / Spanish TeacherLanguages are much more than a coded set of sounds and rules: they are a gateway to hundreds of years of history and culture, to a different way of seeing the world.
Secondary School Psychology, and Individuals and Societies Teacher; Global Citizen Diploma
I work with the Student Council (STUCO); as a Global Citizenship Diploma Coordinator, and with STICH - the Student Teacher Inspired Coffee House.
Class of 1983
As you become young leaders in the opportunities and vocations you choose, you will often find inspiration from the magical experiences at YIS.
Class of 1974
My first teacher at YIS, Ms. Tsugawa, helped me assimilate into YIS from Hawaii when I entered Grade 2. I owe my love for team & individual sports to Mr. French and Mr. Matsumoto. I never excelled in science but discovered the importance of innovation from Mr. Kerr.
Class of 1990
I left Japan to attend and graduate from University in the United States. I returned to Japan the day after receiving my degree and worked in many different locations, careers and positions.
Class of 2016
YIS supported me with so many chances to perform koto, and that really helped me to improve. I really like composing, so it was fun to challenge myself by composing an original piece as a YIS alumni. I really enjoy coming back and working with the YIS students.