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Kent

Kent

High School Student

Last year, I developed a passion for cinematography and videography through experimenting and expanding on my former interest in photography.

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Hanna

Hanna

Elementary School Student

I feel that learning here is more fun. We have more projects to do here and I like that very much.

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Angelina

Angelina

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.

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Annette

Annette

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.

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Heike

Heike

Parent

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.

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Mamta Patel

Mamta

Parent

In our first year at YIS, I decided to become a class parent so I could get to know the community and help out. It definitely helped me to get to know other parents and kids.

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Yuko Nishigaki

Yuko Nishigaki

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.

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Masato Ise

Masato Ise

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.

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Virginia Russolo

Virginia Russolo

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.

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