Learning at YIS
Inquiry is at the core of learning at YIS and extends well beyond classroom activities. Students connect what they learn inside the classroom to what they do outside school by exploring questions that arise from their curiosity, interests and passions.
Our academic programs, centering on the International Baccalaureate (IB), are enriched by field trips and expeditions to provide scope, challenge and a connection to the local community and natural environment, by a comprehensive service program in which all our students have opportunities to address local, regional and global community needs, and by a variety of sports, clubs and activities throughout the year that foster teamwork, leadership and well-being. Access to a range of devices enhances and extends students’ learning as they develop skills to create, choose and critically use technology.
Learning through inquiry extends to the development of staff as well. With regular access to in-house and regional professional and personal learning opportunities, staff grow together to improve student learning. Parents also enjoy a broad range of classes, workshops and events organized by the PTSA.
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.
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.