Our Mission

Live Learn Lead
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We Live well by challenging ourselves, caring for others and valuing our international community.

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We Learn with passion and creativity, broadening our horizons and growing together

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We Lead by taking action and empowering each other to build a caring community and make a difference

Meet Our Community

Learning in Action

Celebrating Milestones

It's that time of year again when we come together to celebrate all the wonderful milestones at our school: Grade 12 Graduation, Grade 8 and Grade 5 Celebrations, end of year concerts and performances, and of course, the many farewells that are part of our vibrant and ever changing community.

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Making a Splash!

The YIS swim team has continued to make a splash with its outstanding achievements and dedication. Our team, consisting of 72 swimmers from Gr. 2 - 12, is a testament to the school’s commitment to allowing students to display their skills in differing environments. These swimmers are not only improving their skills and setting personal best times, but also embodying our LIVE LEARN LEAD culture.

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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 experience challenges and develop knowledge, skills and conceptual understandings that transfer to school, community and family life.

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.