YIS Summer School 2024: New Friends, New Ideas, Lasting Memories!

YIS Summer School 2024: New Friends, New Ideas, Lasting Memories!

by Brinya Tananone, Director of Activities & Community Programs

As Spring blooms and the beanies and jackets return to closets, excitement and anticipation grows for YIS Summer Programs 2024. Bursting with fun, learning, and enriching activities, YIS Summer School beckons students and parents who are not quite ready for summer vacation to begin, promising an unforgettable experience for children from kindergarten to high school.

YIS Summer Programs 2024 runs from June 17 - 28

YIS Summer School, now in its 12th year, is a two-week-long program that offers a vibrant mosaic of ideas and experiences. It is an ever-evolving and growing entity that began with only 50 elementary students in its initial iteration, expanding to a 200-plus-participant annual event that truly caters to grades K-12. Offering a wider array of activities than ever before, our new facilities have allowed us to offer opportunities such as swim camp and soccer camp that were previously not possible on the old campus.

While summer school brings new opportunities and experiences each year, it still maintains at its core an alignment with the mission and values of the school. In many ways, YIS Summer School can be seen as a continuation of the regular school itself, as we encourage all of our classes to focus on the opportunity to LIVE, LEARN, LEAD.

Students enjoy classroom activities during last years summer school

YIS Summer School is intentionally designed to offer unique experiences for students including the choice to mix and match classes. For example, a student in Grade 5 might want to take part in Basketball Camp for half of the day before joining their cohort in the afternoon for the normal curriculum. Another unique experience pertaining to summer school is that YIS offers a number of teaching assistant internship possibilities for high school students and graduates. These students are partnered with our team of dedicated summer school educators who mentor and show the interns the daily challenges of being a teacher at YIS. In return, these interns lighten the load of our teachers, creating an incredibly symbiotic relationship.

Student interns learn on the job while they help to run Swim Camp

For parents seeking an enriching and memorable summer experience for their children, YIS Summer School is the perfect choice. With new facilities, experienced staff, and a commitment to excellence, parents can rest assured that their child's summer will be one to remember.

To learn more about YIS Summer Programs 2024 and how to enroll, visit summer.yis.ac.jp. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, friendship, and endless possibilities.