For over a decade, YIS has partnered with HOPE International Development Agency to support service work in Cambodia. This February, I was lucky to accompany a group of DP students on our annual trip.
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.
To apply for any of the positions listed above, please click the Apply Now button and complete the online application. As part of this process you will need to upload a cover letter of application and your CV (resume), as well as to provide the names and contact details of at least three referees, one of whom should be your present Principal or Head of School (or direct supervisor for administrative positions). If you have worked for less than 6 years in your current place of employment, please provide referee contact details from previous employment, either Head of School or Principal. References will only be sought for applicants who are shortlisted.
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.
Report cards provide an update and signpost for progress in student learning. Thinking about how to discuss progress in learning with your child is time well spent.
It is with genuine excitement that we introduce the YIS Live Learn Lead Project that we are piloting with a small group of Grade 11 students this year.
We all - students, parents, and staff - have a role to play in shaping our culture of service at YIS.
Join us on the evening of Wednesday, September 18 for a look at the new campus design with architect Kengo Kuma and the launch of our YIS2C Capital Campaign.
Well-respected educational reformer, John Dewey, stated that “we do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience.”