Each graduation class of YIS follows the tradition of giving the school a class gift to place on campus.
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.
After two years of planning and design, we are thrilled to report that construction of the new YIS campus began on July 1, 2020.
Reflecting on the past months I feel that the YIS community has done an amazing job of keeping the focus on what is important, particularly keeping those around us at the forefront of thoughts and actions.
Get ready to be taken on a journey that all begins in Athens as the young Athenians and Actors get lost deep within the fairy forest by the light of the full moon.
There’s a time-honoured tradition of travel without the need for aeroplanes, customs declarations, border control, or even leaving your own bedroom.
Language is the main vehicle for academic learning and communication. How can we help children develop their language?
As part of our planning for continuous learning, we have been gathering ideas for PE lessons from all over the world mostly through professional social media channels and by connecting directly with other PE teachers across the globe.
If you wonder: Is my child still learning? sit beside them and watch and listen and look for learning. Explore what they are thinking and what is changing.
The YIS Mentor Family Program, organized and coordinated by the PTSA, is a wonderful way to welcome new families into our school community.
Our annual community exhibition goes online this year, with 27 artists and 48 artworks for you to enjoy.
Due to continuing public health concerns, and the Japanese government's decision to extend the national state of emergency, our Continuous Learning Program will be extended until June 12.
While attending the Global Citizen Diploma summit in Hong Kong in February 2019, high school student Mia welcomed many realizations about all the life that surrounded her in Japan.
The virtual PYP Exhibition has been designed to showcase each child's Expression Element, which demonstrates an issue or opportunity connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals they wanted to pursue.
Jos Hartley, ES Vice Principal and PYP Coordinator, is an educator who loves change and the anticipation of the unknown.
Dragon Dining's lunch donation program allows our community to support the Chiku Center by donating a meal to those living with food and housing insecurity in the Yokohama area.
Although we had hoped to reopen the campus on April 13, we have decided to extend the temporary campus closure and our Continuous Learning program until May 11.
We were happy to welcome students back to “school” today after the Spring Break via our Continuous Learning program, although we really miss being together in person.
We have prepared a FAQ document covering a range of questions that you may have regarding our decision to extend the temporary campus closure, health and wellness matters, and what will happen when the campus reopens.
Temporary Campus Closure is extended until April 13.
Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation, the school campus is temporarily closed.
For over a decade, YIS has partnered with HOPE International Development Agency to support service work in Cambodia. This February, I was lucky to accompany a group of DP students on our annual trip.
Although we are still a few months away from the start of construction, behind the scenes we have been intensively engaged in planning for the new campus, so I thought a brief update would be in order.
The word ‘action’ as used in the PYP can be a daunting notion for students, parents, and even teachers. They may think action is a grand gesture, a prolonged event, on a scale much larger than can be imagined.
Come enjoy the colorful art works of our elementary school students on exhibit at the British House.
Report cards provide an update and signpost for progress in student learning. Thinking about how to discuss progress in learning with your child is time well spent.