The YIS library is a haven for independent readers and learners, who possess both a love for reading, and the skills to locate their ideal books.
Our Head of English, Krista Quint, writes about this opportunity to build community, nurture self-growth and reflection and deepen one's connection to nature through service learning and adventure in the islands of Hawai'i.
Charles Jack, Chair of the YIS Board of Directors, provides a brief summary of the 2022 Annual General Meeting held in early November.
The process of crafting a successful production takes an army of people - both students and teachers - all contributing the unique creative skill set of their role in the production.
We took a walk around campus to see where some of our staff and students like to spend time.
The YIS Community is invited to join us for our first Food Fair on the Honmoku Campus, and the first one since 2019.
Elementary School Student
I like music because I can express my emotions in a different way. I’m self-taught on the piano and I love coming up with my own songs.
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.
Elementary School Student
I am a part of service learning and I like that because we get to help the homeless and poor. I am also involved in drama production. I haven't done it before but it will be a new experience for me and I am excited to start.
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.
Grade 1 Elementary School Teacher
I'm passionate about outdoor learning, environmental education, makers education, and science.
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 2019
I am currently studying at UBC in Vancouver, Canada, majoring in Economics and minoring in Urban Studies.
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.
Class of 1973
I was born and raised in Japan as were both my parents as well as one of my grandfathers.
Class of 2003
As the new campus project developed, Taisei Corporation came to realize that I had been a student at YIS, so they asked me to join the project because of the close connection.