This year's IB DP Art Exhibit is the culmination of a course that for almost two years required the periodic interruption of face-to-face instruction. How did this affect the 18 artists in our DP course?
Learning in Action
Grade 5 students are excited to demonstrate how they have grown as learners, and share the skills and knowledge that they have acquired over the years in the Primary Years Programme that culminates in the annual PYP Exhibition on March 15.
If you could write a letter to your future self, what’s the one message that you need to share? What questions would you ask?
Languages and cultures are directly related: by promoting linguistic diversity we also promote cultural diversity. International mindedness, intercultural understanding and multilingualism are one of the IB missions.
YIS Counselors have organized two personal development workshops for YIS parents to thrive in our post-pandemic environment.
Join the IBDP Gr. 12 music students for an inspiring night of entertainment in their final Music course performances, Feb. 28 - Mar. 2.
Dungeons and Dragons is one of the fastest growing after-school activities we offer. Since its beginnings in 1974, the game has traditionally been a somewhat niche activity, so what is the source of its enduring appeal?
YIS parents and students are invited to watch the Gr. 11 and Gr. 12 Theatre course students perform an important part of their course work for their 2-year course.
Parents of students in Grade 10 are cordially invited to attend the Personal Project Exhibition, a milestone event in the IB curriculum's Middle Years Programme.
The proceeds from the annual PTSA Food Fair are used as grants to enhance and support the teaching and learning programs that benefit our students and school community.
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 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.
Class of 1973
I was born and raised in Japan as were both my parents as well as one of my grandfathers.
Building for our learning community
Our new 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.