YIS students and parents are invited to join us for a series of events showcasing our Middle and High School students to celebrate a successful year of Performing Arts.
Learning in Action
The value of teachers teaching, learning and sharing with their peers is immeasurable and reciprocal. Recently, teachers from PYP schools in Yokohama and Tokyo had the opportunity to visit each other's schools and participate in a number of teacher-led workshops after school.
Interdisciplinary Units, in which students link concepts and knowledge from two or more disciplines, allow them to explore new ideas and address current issues through a variety of perspectives.
Class of 2016 YIS alum Leo Konno is a unique and talented musician who is making waves in the world of music with his innovative blend of western music and classical koto music.
The newly-formed Alumni Association Launching Committee, run by several Dragons from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, will work closely with the school to help alumni celebrate our 100th anniversary and enjoy their reunions in Yokohama.
Join us for a night of entertainment in this student-selected, student-directed, student-designed dystopian story that shows the power of hope and curiosity.
The year 2024 will bring a significant milestone for our whole school, as we will be celebrating our school’s centenary, a milestone few schools can boast about, and already there is much excitement building for this event.
We are delighted to once again be able to hold our annual Parents and Staff Art Exhibition.
Join our MS Production Club for a side-splitting night of royal intrigue and outrageous laughs.
Theory of Knowledge is one of the three core elements of the IB Diploma Programme and explores questions about knowledge and the process of knowing.
Meet Our Community
Elementary School Student
I like the school building and the structure of the school, it has lots of good learning spaces and it is easy to move around. The field and the playground are great too.
Middle School Student
My favorite YIS event is definitely Spirit Week. It happens right before our winter break when everyone is hyped for the holidays. I have good memories of coming to school dressed as a Minion during my Grade 5 Spirit Week.
Middle School Student
I love the new Honmoku campus for its modern and spacious build. My favorite place to spend time is the fourth floor deck.
High School Student
The amount of freedom and flexibility the school gives us really shows the trust teachers have in us as students. There are so many opportunities to get involved and to discover new interests.
PYP, MYP & DP Japanese Language Teacher
The inquiry-based approach to learning and teaching is invaluable and leads to a fostering of lifelong learners who can take positive action to make the world a better place.
Head Lifeguard/Swimming Coach
I volunteered and helped with water safety when I was still in the Philippines, so for most of my life aquatics has played a large role.
Gr. 2 Learning Assistant & ES Service Learning Coordinator
I love being able to share my passion for gardening with our Grade 2 students through our hands-on kitchen gardening for Service Learning.
Kindergarten Learning Assistant
Living in Japan there are countless places to explore, and always new things to see and plenty of international opportunities to experience.
I feel completely welcome and relaxed at YIS, I have found soulmates here. That’s how wonderful this community is.
Since my time as a student at YIS I have wanted my children to get educated in the same wonderful environment I grew up in.
The climate change and sustainability action event that was held by students, faculty, administration and parents last year stands out for me.
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.
Class of 2018
I realize now how valuable and unique the people, environment and community at YIS are, and how much my time at school shaped the person I am today.
Class of 1996
The Hiroshima field trip was one of my most memorable moments as a student at YIS. It was really emotional being there in the city, but I also remember making some lasting friendships. I still have a photograph in my study from that trip.
Class of 2019
I tried sports like tennis but honestly sports was not really my thing. I did like the Chowa yearbook committee, where I felt a sense of belonging.
Class of 2015
YIS has a very international environment and teaches values of not just tolerance, but acceptance. Truly a school that embraces and celebrates all cultures, faiths, genders, orientations, and abilities. It’s a little more difficult to find that out in the ‘real world’, and I would like my future children to experience similar respectful values that YIS has.
Building for our learning community
Our purpose-built campus in Honmoku unleashes myriad learning opportunities for students, teachers and parents.
Student Leadership Retreat
In line with our mission of Live, Learn, Lead, at YIS we believe leadership can be learned. What is leadership, and what are the practices that make someone a good leader?
Expeditions at YIS
Adventurous wilderness expeditions create authentic opportunities for students to develop knowledge, skills and conceptual understandings for life-long learning and appreciation of the natural world.
Learning at YIS
Learning changes our thinking and behaviors, enabling us to acquire skills, knowledge and attitudes while providing a catalyst for creativity, critical thinking and independent reasoning.