The comprehensive two-week programs, which run Monday to Friday from June 17 - June 28, are open to international school students from kindergarten age to grade 12.
Now in its second year, the Spanish Exchange Program, Programa de Intercambio in Spanish, between YIS and SEK-Atlántico in Pontevedra, Spain continues to reap tremendous educational and cultural benefits for both schools’ programs.
To provide our students with some context for making science course selections and to give them an idea of where science can take them, the department invites professionals who use science in their work to talk about their experiences and career path.
We are very fortunate to have a relatively low turnover of teachers each year at YIS. One of the most important jobs we do as a Leadership Team is to ensure we employ and retain the best possible teachers.
You are invited to see how our IB DP Music and Visual Art seniors have grown, learned and found their own style as musicians, artists and students.
The purpose of the visits by the Kofu Center Home for Children, from the students' point of view, is of course to have fun with each other. The lessons they learn, however, go far beyond simply having fun.
Middle School Student
If I left YIS, I would miss the good food that Dragon Dining makes and my friends. My favorite food is the fried rice on Fridays. They do a great job of making it!
High School Student
Last year, I developed a passion for cinematography and videography through experimenting and expanding on my former interest in photography.
Elementary School Student
I feel that learning here is more fun. We have more projects to do here and I like that very much.
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.
Learning Support Teacher
Training with colleagues for a Spartan race in early 2018 was demanding but full of laughs and camaraderie.
Science Lab Technician
Working with students of many different ages to plan and execute experiments, and to see them discover something they didn't know before, makes me very happy
Teaching Assistant for the Art and Design Department
Everyday, I do a variety of tasks such as assisting in classes across elementary and secondary school, teaching digital skills to students, learning new skills like pottery and working with several teachers.
Kindergarten Learning Assistant
I started working at YIS in August 2018, after working as an English teacher. I am also an alumna of YIS, having graduated in the class of 2012.
My son's and daughter's sports teams - basket team, soccer team, volleyball team and baseball team - are all a source of happiness and new friends.
This is our first time in the IB system, and we love it. I see a change in my kids everyday.
My children do recognize that the IB is unique and feel very fortunate to be here. They are critical thinkers capable of self-reflection and assessment.
We live very close to school and commuting is easy for us. We wanted to live close to school so that I could get involved in various activities at school.
Class of 1969
I would like to relive all the years I was at the school and I wouldn't have done anything differently. I loved the culture there.
Class of 1974
I had just graduated from the grade 6 of a Japanese public school and it was my first day at YIS in the grade 7. I had to write a composition, but I didn't know what the word composition meant.
Class of 2013
I fondly remember my time at YIS after graduating and how much I enjoyed working with clay in the late afternoon when the winter light would fill the art studio and my only witness was Mount Fuji.
Class of 1985
The relationships I formed at YIS are unparalleled to any other I have formed since. Once a Dragon, always a Dragon.