Our new library is full of windows, sliding doors, and mirrors: not on the walls, but on our shelves.
News and Updates
There's always something interesting going on at YIS. Check this space for the latest news on school events and activities, messages from the head of school and principals, notices of upcoming events, and much more.
Last Wednesday was an exciting day for our school community as many years of planning came to fruition when our students, and many parents, walked through the gates of our new home.
To celebrate our transition to our new home, the High School dance team has directed and assembled this spirited video showing the creative talent of dance club members as well as the beauty and diversity of our new campus.
The last day of classes on our Yamate-cho campus was a bittersweet occasion celebrated in Dragon fashion.
The “new campus” will very soon be called simply YIS. However, although it looks very different physically, the design of our new home is actually very much guided by how the Yamate campus shaped us as a school and as a community.
Reading a report card about your child's progress and challenges with learning can trigger a range of emotional responses for students and for parents. Thinking about how to discuss progress in learning is time well spent.
As we prepare to move to our new campus, Charles Jack, member of the Board of Directors, reflects on our success over the last year as a long-serving volunteer of the Board.
Student musicians, dancers, singers and performers bid farewell to a venue in which they developed talent and passion.
Current and former members of our community are invited to join us for a livestream of the closing ceremony of our Yamate-cho campus as we say goodbye to our home of 97 years.
Aquatics Program Manager, Jay Brownrigg, tells us about what the YIS Aquatics Program will look like on the new campus. The 6-lane, 25-meter pool is for more than just swimming.
English teacher, Kim Kriege, shines a light on how Gr. 10 students combine literary activism and their lessons from their unit on Fairness and Development with the largest human rights event in the world.
Working with NoTosh, a strategy consulting company and educational think tank, our community will articulate our vision of learning and teaching and develop our Strategic Plan for the future.
Since officially taking possession of the new campus on September 30th, interior work has been steadily proceeding on installation of specialized infrastructure, equipment and furnishings.
Secondary School Counselor, Adam Clark, shares three lessons we’ve learned as a community during the pandemic that can help us chart waters post-COVID.
Upon the recent rediscovery of the YIS school song, ES Music teacher Liz Mason's curiosity was piqued by how and why the song was lost in the school's history. She decided to try to solve that mystery.
Service Learning Coach, Jérémie Rostan, writes about how our Service Learning Retreat is designed to build leadership skills in all YIS students.
Technology Learning Coach, Matt Broughton, informs parents about empowering students to make appropriate decisions about their use of technology as we move from an Acceptable Use Policy to an Empowered Use Policy.
Just 15 months since crews started driving piles to launch construction of the new campus buildings, main construction of the new campus is quickly drawing to a close.
Through their readiness and resilience as well as the stalwart support of our tireless teachers, the Class of 2021 not only achieved their goals in the IB Diploma Program but also attained outcomes that are historically significant for YIS.
Like so many educators around the world, the pandemic has led me to reflect upon the current circumstances we collectively find ourselves in and wonder, What is it that our students need?
Despite the difficulties of navigating the last school year, the challenges provided us with insight and understanding on how to approach the school year ahead, and I look forward to your continued support, which has been the key to our success over this time.
Construction of the new campus has been proceeding at a feverish pace over the summer with hundreds of workers on site, and the main construction is now over 90% completed.
As a school and a community we have faced the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, and moved forward together.
Browse through the diverse artwork of our elementary students and their process of inquiry.
Join us for the livestream of the last Middle School graduation ceremony on the Yamate campus.