Our Head of English, Krista Quint, writes about this opportunity to build community, nurture self-growth and reflection and deepen one's connection to nature through service learning and adventure in the islands of Hawai'i.
We are mindful of the needs and rights of others.
We are honest in our dealings.
We are peaceful in our intentions.
We are responsible in our actions.
We are supportive of each other.
Live Learn Lead. Three simple and dynamic words that capture the essence of who we are as a school community and what we are striving for, and which serve as an ongoing catalyst for growth and for telling our stories - students’ stories, faculty and staff’s stories and families’ stories. The simplicity of our mission enables a common understanding of our shared purpose but at the same time allows interpretations as diverse as the individuals who comprise our international community. The stories below provide a glimpse of Live Learn Lead in action. Visit us to find out more.
Gr. 10 students are engaging directly in the Amnesty International Write for Rights Campaign through their current unit in Language & Literature, focusing on Advocacy, Fairness & Development.
The Japanese Culture Program has an important role to play in student learning and in developing a self-identity at YIS.
Class of 2019 alum, Kent Ichikawa, wins Best Documentary and Best Student Film award for work on artists of color.
A pillar of the experiential development of our koto musicians is participating in the Fukuyama Koto Festival open to all elementary and junior high schools across Japan every summer.
Several programs across the school provide opportunities and possibilities for students to truly develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and dispositions to be active, compassionate and responsive global citizens