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Eileen

Eileen

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.

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Kai
Kai

Kai

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.

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Sven

Sven

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.

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Polina

Polina

Middle School Student
I 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.
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Kath

Kath

Parent

Some children only have one unforgettable teacher in their life, our children have countless.

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Midori

Midori

Parent

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.

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Maria

Maria

Parent

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.


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Mario Saez

Mario Saez

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.

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Ellen King

Ellen King

Science Teacher

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.

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Luis Castro

Luis Castro

French / Spanish Teacher

Languages 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.

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Lee Parker

Lee Parker

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.

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Nalin

Nalin Advani

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.

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Arthur Yoshinami

Arthur Yoshinami

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.


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Live Learn Lead

Our mission reflects our passion and enthusiasm for learning and leading lives of balance and purpose in building a caring community.
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Expeditions at YIS

Adventurous and wilderness expeditions create authentic opportunities for students to develop knowledge, skills and conceptual understandings for life-long learning and appreciation of the natural world.
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We are YIS

We are 690 students from more than 54 countries speaking multiple languages. Learners, explorers, helpers, adventurers, performers and Dragons, we are all YIS.
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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.
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