Our new library is full of windows, sliding doors, and mirrors: not on the walls, but on our shelves.
Last Wednesday was an exciting day for our school community as many years of planning came to fruition when our students, and many parents, walked through the gates of our new home.
To celebrate our transition to our new home, the High School dance team has directed and assembled this spirited video showing the creative talent of dance club members as well as the beauty and diversity of our new campus.
The last day of classes on our Yamate-cho campus was a bittersweet occasion celebrated in Dragon fashion.
The “new campus” will very soon be called simply YIS. However, although it looks very different physically, the design of our new home is actually very much guided by how the Yamate campus shaped us as a school and as a community.
Reading a report card about your child's progress and challenges with learning can trigger a range of emotional responses for students and for parents. Thinking about how to discuss progress in learning is time well spent.
Elementary School Student
I am a part of service learning and I like that because we get to help the homeless and poor. I am also involved in drama production. I haven't done it before but it will be a new experience for me and I am excited to start.
High School Student
I enjoy Art and Individuals & Societies because they help you explore ideas. In Art we turn our own ideas into a physical piece, whereas in I&S we learn about past ideas of individuals and societies.
Middle School Student
I would like to meet the members of a band called Sekai No Owari. This is an international band and some members of the band are also international school students, so they make English songs and Japanese songs.
High School Student
I personally loved our Continuous Learning phases. As someone who works better independently, I was able to focus so much more.
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.
Grade 1 Elementary School Teacher
I'm passionate about outdoor learning, environmental education, makers education, and science.
Elementary School teacher
I have been in Japan for over 30 years and I am still intrigued with the culture, language and food. .
Japanese Language teacher
I help supervise the HS Drama/Film production team. We are working on a video of a modern take on Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".
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.
For us as parents, it is a pleasure to witness how confident our daughters are that their actions will make our world a better place.
I created the YIS Tokyo Parents Group to connect YIS parents who live in Tokyo. We get together regularly for coffees to get to know one another and to help each other out.
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.
Class of 2003
As the new campus project developed, Taisei Corporation came to realize that I had been a student at YIS, so they asked me to join the project because of the close connection.
Sawa Matsueda Savage
Class of 2003
I was always worried that my interests were all over the place, but I ended up doing something that requires just that: to be interested in all kinds of fields.