Adam Gutterman, Class of 1998, and his wife Rashmi, paid a nostalgic visit to the campus recently, reuniting with teachers he hadn't seen since his last visit here in 2001.
As a school with strong ties to the constantly changing international community in Japan, we consider our alumni to include all former students - "once a dragon, always a dragon". We are proud of our alumni and they are an important part of the YIS community both locally, internationally and online.
We aim to continually offer more opportunities for alumni to be actively connected to the school. This includes visits, networking, mentoring opportunities, interactions with students, and by offering new ideas on how to keep YIS at the forefront of international education while still maintaining its small school feel and strong sense of community and culture.
We are always interested to hear what alumni are doing, whether it's in their professional life and careers or more personal achievements such as marriages and births.
Class of 2014 alumna, Isabel Thompson-Pomeroy, spent two weeks observing and working with class 4M as part of her practicum for her studies in education.
Arthur is very committed to the YIS alumni community having produced the '74 Chowa yearbook, prom & graduation. His graduating class of ten students was only the second high school graduating class the school had.
After studying German and Drama in the United Kingdom for her undergraduate work, Anissa decided to take a gap year, returning to YIS in the fall of 2017, to gain experience in the profession she plans on pursuing.
John Tanner, Head of School from 1976-1993, paid a visit to YIS after several years.
Cellist Chris Gibson and R&B singer Aisha, both YIS alumni, continue to gain recognition in Japan's active and varied music industry.
Fleur was happy and surprised to see that some things hadn't changed, particularly the feel of the school as she walked through the hallways. "There is still a small community feel to the school, just as I remember", recalls Fleur.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Yokohama International School will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017, in the Auditorium, commencing at 7:30 PM.
Timpa recalls spending plenty of time in the library, which was in the Main Building during her time here, soaking up all the books, and stuffing her bag with books to read during the holidays.