Several alumni have taken the lead in organizing an informal reunion at Food Fair this year. All alumni, former students, former staff and former parents are invited to the reunion to celebrate their connection to our community.
Violinist Midori Goto's NPO, Music Sharing, recently played for the grade 10 students.
Artist Virginia Russolo, Class of 2013, will be exhibiting at t293 gallery in Rome, Italy from June 22 - July 28
It's summer once again, and everyone is excited. But there is no one more excited than our Literacy and Research Center Leader, Katy Vance, because as we head into the vacation, it's time to empty our library shelves and send them home with reading Dragons to enjoy all summer.
Librarian Rita Kar says farewell after 32 years of being a part of the YIS community. Join us as we thank her for being a part of our community.
We began sharing our feelings about the KG students' upcoming move to gr. 1, then compared this with how they had felt about transitioning to Kinder.
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.
High School Student
Last year, I was in the Filmeisters group as I have a great interest in film and wanted to develop my skills further. I submitted a film for the Kanto Plains Film Festival last year so I want to continue this year.
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 1985
I would go back to grade 11. I was 17 and had no responsibilities but was old enough to be able to enjoy what Yokohama and Tokyo had to offer.
Class of 2016
I live in New York, and attend an art school called the Pratt Institute. I work at a butcher shop on the weekends and also volunteer for an organization that facilitates free art classes for elementary students at a local library.
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.