Learning at YIS
YIS is a truly international learning community grounded in our International Baccalaureate-centered academic programs, extending beyond the classroom, and embracing all members of our school community. True to our mission, we aim to inspire students and to provide them with the academic and social skills that will enable them to fulfill their potential as responsible global citizens. YIS learners - students and faculty alike - aspire to the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.
Learning opportunities beyond the classroom include field trips and expeditions near and far, a broad range of student activities, and a comprehensive service program enabling students of all ages opportunities to address local, regional and global community needs.
Technology is interwoven in the learning process and, while it does not drive learning, it can help open incredible new avenues to enhance and extend learning. Our Connected Learning Community aims to provide ever-present computing and network access for our students on a common learning platform, while further developing our educational practices to increase collaboration, enable flexible progression and differentiated instruction, and more actively reflect a real-world learning environment.
Learning is a developmental process that changes our thinking and behaviors, enabling us to acquire skills, knowledge and attitudes while providing a catalyst for creativity, critical thinking and independent reasoning.
- Primary Years Program (PYP): Grades ELC1 - 5
- Middle Years Program (MYP): Grades 6 - 10
- Diploma Program (DP): Grades 11 & 12
The IB Primary Years Program (PYP), inspired by the Reggio Emilia Method used in our Early Learning Center, offers a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning. It features an inquiry-based curriculum model that incorporates guidelines on what students should learn, how students should act as learners and as community members, on teaching methodologies and on assessment strategies.
The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) is designed to meet the needs of students aged 11 to 16. It is a broad and rigorous curriculum framework, focusing on contextual, conceptual and inquiry-based learning. The MYP enables connections to be made between subjects while maintaining the integrity of the disciplines. Students experience authentic learning experiences and are able to make connections to the real world as they become critical and creative thinkers.
The IB Diploma Program (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The program has gained wide recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
We pride ourselves on offering a well-balanced education with opportunities for students to excel in many different areas. Academics are of course a priority for our students, and their hard work and talents are demonstrated through a variety of assessments, including external examinations. Read more about our assessment policy.