Find out the latest news from YIS Athletics including the recent victory at the WJAA JV Girls Tournament
Arthur is very committed to the YIS alumni community having produced the '74 Chowa yearbook, prom & graduation. His graduating class of ten students was only the second high school graduating class the school had.
A self-organized group of eight of our HS koto players won the grand prize at the "Kono Oto Tomare! Koto Competition" held on January 2 at the International Forum in Yurakucho. The creation and success of the group is a prime example of self-initiative, mentorship and teamwork underscored by friendship and a passion for playing the koto.
A much-loved and central part of the YIS community is the Dragon Dining cafeteria, where the standard for school food is raised to a delectable and modern level.
YIS athletics is back for 2018!
The YIS gymnasium will be full of excitement this Friday and Saturday as we welcome five schools for the WJAA Junior Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament. See the live stream if you can't come to the gym.
Is achieving fluency or high proficiency in English the main and only way to attain international mindedness, one of the school's main goals? What could offering Chinese, Dutch, Korean, French, German and Spanish in a Mother Tongue program have to do with this goal?
After studying German and Drama in the United Kingdom for her undergraduate work, Anissa decided to take a gap year, returning to YIS in the fall of 2017, to gain experience in the profession she plans on pursuing.
ELC and Grade 8 work together to create ceramics with a purpose.
Middle School StudentI would like to trade places with my teacher, Mr. Mejea. If I majored in Physics like he did, math would be so much easier!
High School Student
I'd like to meet the well-known psychologist, Carl Jung. I would like him to teach me how to live my life to the fullest, and how to teach others to do the same.
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.
Elementary School Student
I'd want to meet J.K. Rowling because I lover her stories and movies. I think she has a very creative imagination.
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.
The IB program and inquiry-based learning is so important. In the corporate world, it's translated as thought leadership, and the ability to communicate clearly is a really needed skill.
We arrived to Japan the week before the YIS Food Fair two years ago. I knew about it before we got here because I was looking at the school website, and I thought, what a great opportunity to go see the school and to introduce the kids to the school. So we really started YIS with the Food Fair.
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.
Grade 3 Teacher
I enjoy leading the Nature Club with Sketching, an Elementary School activity. This activity always includes two optional family weekends to the Oi Bird Park in Tokyo and a hike along the Enkaizan trail to Kamakura.
I am passionate about outdoor education. In my previous school, I led expeditions to regions like the Amazon rainforest and the Lost City in the Sierra Nevada mountains taking advantage of the diverse geography of Colombia.
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.
Class of 1990
I left Japan to attend and graduate from University in the United States. I returned to Japan the day after receiving my degree and worked in many different locations, careers and positions.
Class of 2016
YIS supported me with so many chances to perform koto, and that really helped me to improve. I really like composing, so it was fun to challenge myself by composing an original piece as a YIS alumni. I really enjoy coming back and working with the YIS students.