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.


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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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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Mamta Patel

Mamta

Parent

In our first year at YIS, I decided to become a class parent so I could get to know the community and help out. It definitely helped me to get to know other parents and kids.

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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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Annette

Annette

Middle School Student

I would want to trade places with my English teacher, Mrs. Edwards. I love writing, reading, and especially words. I would love to help others expand their vocabulary, too.

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Jinho

Jinho

High School Student

I love math because there is only one right answer, and I love music because there are no right answers.

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Masato Ise

Masato Ise

PYP and DP Japanese Language Teacher

I like to play and watch all kinds of sports, so coaching is really a wonderful opportunity for me to relive the excitement of competition and bring out that passion.

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