In the summer of 2018, IBDP art students Ayaka and Claire were fortunate to be accepted in the Savannah College of Art and Design's Rising Star Summer Program, an application-based residential experiential program offered to high school juniors.
Several alumni have taken the lead in organizing an informal reunion at Food Fair this year. All alumni, former students, former staff and former parents are invited to the reunion to celebrate their connection to our community.
As a new counselor at YIS, I was delighted to see the strategic plan included wellness as a key area of focus, as this is a passion of mine. So why do we consider it so important?
There is a common warmth shared between a sun-filled valley in Yamanashi and Kotobuki-koen in Yokohama where the MS Service Learning Human Rights Club prepares meals for the Chiku Center patrons.
Parents with children in ELC are invited to discuss our next Unity of Inquiry, How the World Works, and our intention for a year-long focus on the theme of light.
This workshop introduces parents to the key elements of the IB Primary Years Program and the elementary curriculum.
By acting as leaders to new and well-established service groups, the representatives on the Student Service Committee have helped shape the YIS service learning program.
This event is a chance for parents of secondary school students to meet their child's teachers, get a glimpse into what students are learning and what a day at school is like for them.
Since their visit in 2018-2019 school year, Cambodian-based NGO Epic Arts has been busy using the donations from students, staff, parents and the Class of 2018 to share their message of "every person counts" to promote social change.
High School Student
I enjoy music because it provides me with continuous opportunities to improve as a performer in the numerous public performances we have here.
Elementary School Student
I liked our trip to KidZania because I met students of different ages there, not just students from my grade.
Middle School Student
I would want to trade places with my English teacher, Mrs. Edwards. I love writing, reading, and especially words. I would love to help others expand their vocabulary, too.
High School Student
I love math because there is only one right answer, and I love music because there are no right answers.
We chose to live in Yokohama in close proximity to the school so we can enjoy the community living around the school.
YIS has changed somewhat since my time here, but the essence remains unchanged - especially the close community.
Some children only have one unforgettable teacher in their life, our children have countless.
I love YIS community and am happy to work as a volunteer
Science and physics, in particular, are very active subjects to teach with plenty of opportunities for exploration inside and outside the school.
Learning Support & Speech Language Therapist
I work with children who stutter at the school and also help train Japanese Speech and Language Therapists here in Japan.
MS/HS French Teacher
From a very young age I wanted to become a teacher and even now I cannot imagine trying another profession.
PYP and DP Japanese Language Teacher
I like to play and watch all kinds of sports, so coaching is really a wonderful opportunity for me to relive the excitement of competition and bring out that passion.
Class of 1985
The relationships I formed at YIS are unparalleled to any other I have formed since. Once a Dragon, always a Dragon.
Class of 2016
I live in New York, and attend an art school called the Pratt Institute.
Class of 2014
You're bound to fall and get hurt and that's completely fine. Dust yourself and get back up.
Class of 1991
Maki has enjoyed a long connection with YIS as student, staff member and parent.