Epic Arts and the YIS Community

Meet Our Community

The close friendships and cooperation between our students, staff, parents and alumni lie at the heart of YIS. A host of events and activities are offered by and for all the people that form the fabric of our multicultural and multilingual community. Through the diverse selection of activities offered by the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), families form friendships, parents support learning opportunities and staff and students are buoyed by a common purpose. Events such as the popular Food Fair unite the YIS community and the surrounding neighborhoods in a gala of food, music and a joie de vivre. After graduating, our students remain closely connected to their school days with visits to campus and participation in school events as part of a growing network of alumni. Indeed, some have returned as staff members, while others now have children at the school. Explore our community's vibrance through the links above and through our social media. We hope you'll find a connection to the people and experiences you'll discover, and look forward to you joining our community soon.


Jing

Jing

Parent

My son's and daughter's sports teams - basket team, soccer team, volleyball team and baseball team - are all a source of happiness and new friends.

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YIS Parent Heike

Heike

Parent

My children do recognize that the IB is unique and feel very fortunate to be here. They are critical thinkers capable of self-reflection and assessment.

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Parent Raju in the library

Raju

Parent

We live very close to school and commuting is easy for us. We wanted to live close to school so that I could get involved in various activities at school.

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Carey Shea

Carey Shea

Class of 1969

I would like to relive all the years I was at the school and I wouldn't have done anything differently. I loved the culture there.

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Tim Cole

Tim Cole

Class of 1974

I had just graduated from the grade 6 of a Japanese public school and it was my first day at YIS in the grade 7. I had to write a composition, but I didn't know what the word composition meant.

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Ray
Ray

Ray

Middle School Student

If I left YIS, I would miss the good food that Dragon Dining makes and my friends. My favorite food is the fried rice on Fridays. They do a great job of making it!

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Virginia Russolo

Virginia Russolo

Class of 2013

I fondly remember my time at YIS after graduating and how much I enjoyed working with clay in the late afternoon when the winter light would fill the art studio and my only witness was Mount Fuji.

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Kent

Kent

High School Student

Last year, I developed a passion for cinematography and videography through experimenting and expanding on my former interest in photography.

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Yuko Nishigaki

Yuko Nishigaki

Teaching Assistant for the Art and Design Department

Everyday, I do a variety of tasks such as assisting in classes across elementary and secondary school, teaching digital skills to students, learning new skills like pottery and working with several teachers.

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Hanna

Hanna

Elementary School Student

I feel that learning here is more fun. We have more projects to do here and I like that very much.

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Angelina

Angelina

High School Student

I enjoy music because it provides me with continuous opportunities to improve as a performer in the numerous public performances we have here.

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