Learn strategies to avoid power struggles while helping your children to learn self-control and self-discipline
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.
Join the talented members of this longstanding ensemble in their second last concert on Feb. 24.
Watch this video of quizmaster Craig Coutts preparing YIS staff for some fun, frivolity and feverish competition in this annual trivia challenge
Many of our Elementary School students will have their artwork exhibited at The British House, across the street from the main YIS entrance, as part of the annual Yamate Art Festival. Come see the creative energy of our budding young artists.
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.
We chose to live in Yokohama in close proximity to the school so we can enjoy the community living around the school.
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.
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.