Middle school students sitting and laughing

Middle School Program

In order to gain the maximum benefit from our summer program, middle and high school students are strongly encouraged to attend the full two-week session. However, they do have the option of signing up for just the first week for each course.


MS English and English as an Additional Language

For students entering grades 6, 7 or 8 in 2020-21 (9:00 am - 11:00 am)

This course is an opportunity for students to build upon existing skills and knowledge and prepare for the academic challenges that await them. Small classes with excellent student:teacher ratios provide personalized support. The course gives students opportunities to extend and refine their literacy skills through a variety of methods including vocabulary and grammar expansion, techniques to express and support ideas in an organized manner, and close reading skills. At the beginning of the program, specific and attainable goals are set by each student and students work toward these goals to ensure they improve in areas of study specific to their individual needs. The course is held five days a week for two hours.


MS Math

For students entering grades 6, 7 or 8 in 2020-2021 (12:00 noon - 2:00 pm)

Middle School Math is an enrichment opportunity for students to build upon existing skills and knowledge and prepare for the academic challenges that await them in the upcoming school year. Students will spend half their time preparing for topics that they will face in the coming year, and the remainder of the time working on enjoyable mathematical activities that aim to provoke interest and understanding of the subject. The course is held five days a week for two hours.



Enrichment courses are available to mix and match with the above courses to create a personalized fit for each student.

MS Critical Thinking and Time Management Skills

For students entering grades 6, 7 or 8 in 2020-2021 (12:00 noon - 2:00 pm)

Do you love to learn, discuss, and think critically about current global issues and challenges facing society? Do you also feel like you need to develop better organizational skills to really thrive at school? If so, this summer school course is for you. Sign-up for Critical Organization and learn the productivity strategies used by the pros for goal setting, time-management, keeping track of the things you need, and note keeping all while working with captivating ideas that need your attention.

Camp Games

For students entering grades 6, 7 or 8 in 2020-2021 (12:00 noon - 2:00 pm)

Middle School Camp Games is an excellent opportunity for those of you who like being active, enjoy being around and working with other people. If you enjoy game play, cooperation and some competition but don’t really care who wins and loses or these are areas where you want to grow, this cooperative games summer school course could be just the thing for you. Stay active this summer and have a great time in the process. In this activity, we will work with ideas of creativity, action, and play to maximize engagement and fun while at the same time, keeping everyone in play and involved. You will learn different strategies for working with other people, building your communication skills, and developing as a team member. Join this activity to find out what “Play Hard, Play Fair, Nobody Hurt” is all about.


Dragon Volleyball Camp

For students entering grades 7 or 8 in 2020-2021 (12:00 noon - 2:00 pm)

Dragon Volleyball Camp is a program to help students develop their volleyball fundamentals for all skills levels. Students will practice drills to improve their passing, serving, and hitting. Different defensive and offensive court positioning will be introduced. A mini tournament will be held at the end of the course for students to demonstrate their progress and develop sportsmanship and leadership skills. Students must bring a water bottle and appropriate court shoes. The course is held five days a week for two hours in the afternoon.


Secondary Drama

For students entering grades 6 - 12 in 2020-2021 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)

Drama Workshop is for enthusiastic, motivated theatre-makers who would like to experience a variety of theatrical forms and roles. Students will have an opportunity to follow their interests and explore performance and production responsibilities in various theatrical styles. Participants can also learn and experiment with technical theatre roles and experiment with theatrical design to discover how production elements of light, sound, and multimedia can impact a performance.


Secondary Schedule

A timetable of events at summer programs


Each course is 55,000 yen and extends for the full two weeks. Although it is encouraged to attend the full two week program, it is possible to opt for one week at 30,000 yen per course.

Early Bird Special 10% discount if registration is made by April 24th: ¥ 49,500 (two weeks) or ¥ 27,000 (one week)

Early Bird Special of ¥99,000 for two courses for two weeks (equivalent to 10% discount) if registration is made by April 24th.



Lunches are not included for middle and high school students. However, students may bring a pack lunch or purchase meals during break from Dragon Dining.


Click here for the 2020 menu.


Health & Safety

To ensure that students have a healthy and safe summer experience at YIS, we will have several assistants in addition to our teaching staff, and our school nurse will also be on duty during summer program hours. We also ask parents to make sure we have the most up-to-date medical information about their children, and that students bring hats, sunscreen, insect repellent and water bottles everyday.

For specific medical inquiries or concerns, please contact our school nurse at:

Email: nurse@yis.ac.jp
Tel: 045-621-4027


Registration opens shortly.



Family Questionnaire:

*Non-YIS families: After completing your program registration, please also fill out the online student medical and permission form.