At YIS, students are provided with opportunities to enjoy a flourishing school life that is unique to their passions and interests. Through our extensive activities offerings, an enriching service learning program that allows students to make a difference locally and internationally, an array of performing and visual arts at all school levels, and by being a Dragon in our all-season sports program, students live, learn and lead beyond the classroom setting.
Complementing this spirited environment are facilities and programs that provide students with a sense of belonging. Our library acts as a learning and social hub for the entire school community and possesses an extensive, growing collection in a variety of languages that reflects our multicultural community. Our makerspace, the Creative Commons, used for both curricular and extracurricular activities, is abuzz with students, staff and parents using technology and traditional craft materials to solve problems, innovate and create together.
Our counseling program supports the social and emotional needs of students to enable them to face challenges in their personal and academic lives by developing their individual skills and capabilities. University and career counseling is offered to our high school students to assist them in finding the best post-secondary path for them.
Our cafeteria is also a popular social venue due to the mouthwatering nutritious offerings by Dragon Dining. Exclusively at YIS, they prepare vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals on site daily with a focus on fresh, regionally sourced ingredients – including vegetables and herbs grown on campus in collaboration with students. Their weekly roast is met with eager anticipation by staff and students; their brown rice quiche and vegetable patties are rare in school cafeterias. In addition to lunch, they are open before school for breakfast, and serve healthy snacks at morning and afternoon recess.