Our Japanese Music Program and the koto are very special parts of YIS that touch us and provide a genuine bond between us and between us and the koto.
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.
Three years ago, I resigned from my job as an elementary school art teacher and decided to pursue my passion of graphic design. In trying to find my passion, I ended up finding that it was right in front of me.
The steel framework for the South Building is nearly halfway toward completion, with the pool area now fully framed.
For all the challenges the past year has presented for our students, there are many things that we should celebrate.
“What is design class?”, I’m often asked. The short answer is that Design is the class I wish I had in high school. The long answer is that design has been my way of discovering and understanding the world.
To be ‘anti’ is to make deliberate choices that affirm, support, and defend all people. It means promoting justice, empowerment, action, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
What a difference a month makes! Since the setting of the first steel column a little over a month ago, construction of the steel framework for the North Building has been proceeding at a rapid pace.
In Grade One, a highlight of our learning has been the introduction of teacher-led and student-led workshops.
Gr. 10 parents are invited to this online session to learn about the IBDP course selection process .
Wonderfood Wednesdays involves all ES grades collecting fruits and vegetables every Wednesday to provide food for the Chiku Center Lunch Program that the MS Chiku Club supports every Friday.
Why is poetry cropping up all over school libraries in Japan - not only in the poetry section, but as a way of telling novel-length stories?
Parents are invited to this presentation about elements of the IB Primary Years Program and an overview of the ES curriculum by ES Principal Jacquie Pender and ES VP & PYP Coordinator Jos Hartley.
The next phase of construction, now underway, involves erecting the steel framework for the buildings, beginning with the performing arts wing at the northeast corner of the site and moving to the south.
We are finding that people are becoming increasingly creative with how they stay healthy and are now turning to technology more than ever to help them connect with others and achieve their wellness goals.
Parents with children in Middle School are invited to join this session to learn about the emotional and social needs of young adolescents and how to support your child through this time.
Two students shortlisted for the New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition are fueled by the insights and connections between people provided by the power of language.
This student-run initiative is an opportunity for us to ensure that we are not only keeping our connections during these unprecedented times, but also developing new ones.
At YIS, one of the most important ways we respect and validate the competency of our early learners is through the use of powerful, learning-focused language.
Dragon Dining has adapted to the new normal to accommodate our school community's need for delicious and nutritious meals while also supporting our local community's social welfare.
Following the completion of ground stabilization work in August, construction of the foundations for the new campus buildings is proceeding at a rapid pace.
Our PTSA welcomes all parents to their online school level and grade level coffee mornings starting Mon., Sept. 7.
We are here to promote reading, research, and community within YIS, and whether we are in the library helping you to find the books you need or uploading new LibGuides to support your learning on an off-campus day, we are always finding new ways to help you #livelearnread.
High School Vice Principal and IB DP Coordinator, Giles Pinto, brings an array of cultural and educational experience to the next generation of globally minded leaders.
Each graduation class of YIS follows the tradition of giving the school a class gift to place on campus.
After two years of planning and design, we are thrilled to report that construction of the new YIS campus began on July 1, 2020.