Performance group Epic Arts' mission is simple - to bring people with and without disabilities together through the arts. They will be conducting workshops for students, staff and parents and will have a performance for the general public while at YIS.
Enjoy a full day of film and it's accompanying themes as amateur filmmakers come together to showcase their work on Saturday, May 19, 10:00am in the Tanner Auditorium.
The EAL team reached out to the Japan Council of International Schools to invite specialists to a day-long conference at YIS to discuss and share experiences on major issues in English as an Additional Language.
With Season 3, and the MS sports year concluded, it was time to celebrate our accomplishments
In early April, YIS and Dragon Dining hosted BBC School Chef of the Year, Tony Mulgrew, for a week full of sharing best practices in the school food industry. Tony reflects on the inspiration provided by his time at YIS.
Delight in the talents of the YIS staff and parents as they display their artwork in this popular community event.
With Season 3, and the HS sports year concluded, it was time to celebrate our accomplishments
All parents of grade 5 students are invited to the opening night of the highlight of the grade level, the PYP Exhibition on Tue., Apr. 24, 6:30PM - 8:00PM in the Tanner Auditorium.
After the Elementary play, a student confided that he had "found a new type of happiness in drama", and that he "wasn't afraid anymore". His transformation, and that of others, was a pleasure to see.
High School Student
I would like to meet Kai from South Korean boy-band, EXO, so that he could teach me how to dance like him.
High School Student
The best school trip last school year had to be the Niigata expedition. It felt wonderful to be disconnected from the city and create lots of fun memories with friends. Expeditions are always a great experience to bond with friends.
Elementary School Student
Our three day camp was my favorite. It was an opportunity to learn in a fun manner, and to be outdoors. I was able to share a room with 3 other people during the camp.
Middle School StudentI will be joining the Middle School Girls Volleyball team and the Brainbowl activity this year. I was a part of the volleyball team last year. I loved that kids from different grades were in a team together so it gave me a chance to make friends with people who weren't in my immediate friends group.
YIS has changed somewhat since my time here, but the essence remains unchanged - especially the close community.
Some children only have one unforgettable teacher in their life, our children have countless.
The kids learn how to think for themselves. This is what is required in today's environment where so much information is available at one's finger's tips.
I chose YIS for my son because I felt the school will give him that unique chance to study within an international environment, with students of multiple backgrounds.
Gr. 5 Teacher
Food Fair is where our whole community comes together for a great purpose, and the grade 5 PYP Exhibition is the time where our students are able to demonstrate years of learning to share their passion.
YIS is so welcoming and has such a close-knit community. The school values balance within all aspects of life, for both their students and teachers.
French / Spanish TeacherLanguages are much more than a coded set of sounds and rules: they are a gateway to hundreds of years of history and culture, to a different way of seeing the world.
Secondary School Psychology, and Individuals and Societies Teacher; Global Citizen Diploma
I work with the Student Council (STUCO); as a Global Citizenship Diploma Coordinator, and with STICH - the Student Teacher Inspired Coffee House.
Class of 2014
You're bound to fall and get hurt and that's completely fine. Dust yourself and get back up.
Class of 1991
Maki has worn many hats during the long history she has had with the YIS community. She has been a student, staff member and parent.
Class of 1983
As you become young leaders in the opportunities and vocations you choose, you will often find inspiration from the magical experiences at YIS.
Class of 1974
My first teacher at YIS, Ms. Tsugawa, helped me assimilate into YIS from Hawaii when I entered Grade 2. I owe my love for team & individual sports to Mr. French and Mr. Matsumoto. I never excelled in science but discovered the importance of innovation from Mr. Kerr.