High School

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.

Grades 9 & 10

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.

Grades 11 & 12

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.

When YIS students apply to colleges and universities, we provide grade transcripts, teacher recommendations, and a high school profile with information regarding our academic programs, course offerings, test scores, and assessment policy. 

See our most recent High School profile.


Beyond the Classroom
Girls JV Volleyball Team photo

We offer a wide array of clubs and activities, ranging from sports to music and drama, service, student government and much more.

Find out more about our student activities.

Global Citizen Diploma
Global Citizen Diploma image showing a range of students

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.

Ryu and I - Secondary School Student Newspaper

A dedicated crew of student journalists and experienced teacher-supervisors shed light on our YIS community from a students' perspective in our colorful periodical, Ryu and I.

See more about the YIS community and our learning in action in YIS Photos.