While attending the Global Citizen Diploma summit in Hong Kong in February 2019, high school student Mia welcomed many realizations about all the life that surrounded her in Japan.
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.
The word ‘action’ as used in the PYP can be a daunting notion for students, parents, and even teachers. They may think action is a grand gesture, a prolonged event, on a scale much larger than can be imagined.
We all - students, parents, and staff - have a role to play in shaping our culture of service at YIS.
Join us on the evening of Wednesday, September 18 for a look at the new campus design with architect Kengo Kuma and the launch of our YIS2C Capital Campaign.
Grades are an essential tool to help students improve as learners. However, to actually achieve better results, it might be better to push the discussion of these into the background and focus more on goals, not grades.
With our whole school commitment to reading, we nurture students who read for pleasure. Our goal is that every student will graduate from YIS, confidently saying, "I am a reader".