Reflecting on the past months I feel that the YIS community has done an amazing job of keeping the focus on what is important, particularly keeping those around us at the forefront of thoughts and actions.
Get ready to be taken on a journey that all begins in Athens as the young Athenians and Actors get lost deep within the fairy forest by the light of the full moon.
There’s a time-honoured tradition of travel without the need for aeroplanes, customs declarations, border control, or even leaving your own bedroom.
Language is the main vehicle for academic learning and communication. How can we help children develop their language?
As part of our planning for continuous learning, we have been gathering ideas for PE lessons from all over the world mostly through professional social media channels and by connecting directly with other PE teachers across the globe.
If you wonder: Is my child still learning? sit beside them and watch and listen and look for learning. Explore what they are thinking and what is changing.
All events until the end of the school year, June 12, are currently being reviewed. We will provide updates as we are able to.
High School Student
I truly enjoyed our rafting expedition because we were learning many new things, being risk takers and getting a more diverse portfolio of skills.
Elementary School Student
I would like to meet Roald Dahl so I can see how he writes and creates books.
High School Student
This year I will be participating in the trip to Cambodia, and I am excited to experience it first hand and see the changes that we can make.
Middle School Student
We play with anybody, not just our close friends. At lunch, we sit with different people not just the same people everyday. It's a very accepting community.
ELC - Gr. 12 Service Learning Coach and MYP Science/DP Environmental Systems & Societies
In service learning, I love that students can feel empowered by seeing how their actions can make a positive impact. This can help connect students to our community.
IT Director and High School Biology Teacher
I love the challenge and learning that takes place when you teach a variety of subjects, and seeing students learn in a variety of contexts across a wide range of age groups.
Elementary and Middle School Art Teacher
I’ve been creating pictures since I could hold a crayon, did my university studies in art and design, and have been painting, drawing, and making stuff all my life. What is best about teaching art is working with children.
Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher
I run the Elementary School Garden Club. Some days, when I need a little break, I go out into the gardens and putter about or water.
I volunteer at the library regularly. I get to understand what the students are like, what teachers are like, and I can find books I think my daughter will like.
For us as parents, it is a pleasure to witness how confident our daughters are that their actions will make our world a better place.
I created the YIS Tokyo Parents Group to connect YIS parents who live in Tokyo. We get together regularly for coffees to get to know one another and to help each other out.
There are many different activities such as cooking lessons, a hiking club and many other activities to socialize with other parents.
Class of 2003
I've continued to play fantasy baseball with YIS friends and our math teacher for 18 years!
Class of 2015
I didn’t really stand out in class but I always loved entertaining people and I'm grateful to YIS for offering opportunities to express ourselves.
Class of 1996
My first visit to the school, just a few days before the start of the semester, was quite memorable as I had chosen the school by brochure alone...yep the internet didn't really exist back then!
Class of 2014
I am currently based in Los Angeles as a music composer writing music for several upcoming short films. In L.A., I am able to network through projects and mutual friends and also through fellow YIS Alumni.