Our academic programs in high school provide rigor and challenge as well as depth, breadth and variety across all disciplines. Choices in the arts, sciences and languages are extensive, and our sports, arts and other extracurricular activities provide students with a wide array of enriching experiences and opportunities. YIS graduates are well prepared for higher education at leading universities around the world, and our alumni have achieved success in a variety of careers and endeavors.
Students in grades 9 and 10 complete the last two years of the IB Middle Years Program, 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.
Students in grades 11 & 12 take on the IB Diploma Program, a comprehensive two-year course of study that leads to the award of an IB Diploma and access to the world’s leading universities. The DP is an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students.
Beyond the Classroom
We offer a wide array of clubs and activities, ranging from sports to music and drama, service, student government and much more.
The Global Citizen Diploma (GCD) is a high school diploma designed to complement the rigor of the academic program by recognizing a student’s whole education–learning that has taken place inside the classroom, within the larger context of school and in the world beyond.
Every student at YIS does amazing things - inside and outside of the classroom - and has achievements worth celebrating. They all grow as learners, they all have subjects they love, and all have activities they are passionate about. At YIS, we believe every student deserves celebration of their learning. With this in mind, and to stay true to our mission and values, as of the 2018-19 school year we no longer give out academic, sports, or extracurricular awards.
Nevertheless, we recognize that awards given out in previous years are meaningful to the recipients. Click here to view past award recipients.