PYP schools speak about giving students ‘voice, choice and ownership’ over their learning. After attending a Professional Learning workshop on student agency, I decided to apply the concept more in my classes
Thank you for your interest in working at Yokohama International School. YIS enjoys an excellent reputation for being a great school, a warm and welcoming community, and a rewarding place to work. We offer a competitive package, excellent professional learning opportunities and the chance to work with talented professionals from around the world. We are looking for excellent teachers who are passionate about education and wish to contribute to school and student life in a variety of ways.
YIS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admissions or employment policies, but may take into account factors including a student applicant's prior educational and linguistic background for purposes of admission in order to fulfill the school's mission of providing education in the English language to the international community. Furthermore, as an international school founded in 1924 and arising out of the spirit of internationalism that prevailed following the formation of the League of Nations, Yokohama International School supports the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
YIS promotes and protects the rights of children to physical and psychological well-being. In line with the school's Student Protection Policy and Guidelines, we implement safe recruitment procedures to ensure that all potential members of staff undergo comprehensive criminal background checks. We also require references from previous direct supervisors for all finalist candidates.
If you are interested in working at our school, we encourage you to continue to check this webpage regularly; new vacancies are posted as they become available. Please see below for current job postings.
Please note: At YIS we receive hundreds of applications each year for a limited number of positions. We apologize that we are not able to respond to each applicant individually and will only contact those whose applications we wish to pursue further.
We are looking for teachers to join our pool of substitute teachers - currently we are particularly seeking elementary and Japanese language teachers as well as those who teach in middle school and high school.
The pool is used, as required, to cover half or full day teacher absences, mainly due to illness, maternity/paternity leave or attendance at educational workshops. The substitute will be required to have a current teaching certificate.
Whilst we are only looking for applicants already living in Japan the school may help applicants obtain a work permit if he or she holds a dependent visa.
If you are interested in applying for this post please click the Apply Now button below.
To apply please click the button below stating the exact name of the post you wish to apply for. Please submit a letter of application, your CV and the names and contact details of at least 3 referees, one being your present Principal or Head of School.
At YIS, we actively communicate our ideas on education and leadership, thus nurturing an environment of pedagogical dialogue and dynamic inquiry. "In Our Words," is an outlet where administrators, teachers and staff share their thoughts, ideas and observations about teaching, learning and community, to spark conversations and growth throughout the school.
In Kindergarten, the teachers are asking some big questions like, “How do we increase the quality and range of play and learning experiences without the teachers controlling or dominating?”
On April 20, 2019, YIS hosted the third annual SENIA conference which advocates for resources and support for individuals who have learning differences.
Counselor Adam Clark presents five conditions for improving family functioning to help make our homes the most positive and rewarding places for children and parents to grow.
Grades are an essential tool to help students improve as learners. However, to actually achieve better results, it might be better to push the discussion of these into the background and focus more on goals, not grades.
We are very fortunate to have a relatively low turnover of teachers each year at YIS. One of the most important jobs we do as a Leadership Team is to ensure we employ and retain the best possible teachers.