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.
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.
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".
Our grade 5 service program is designed to connect our students to the preservation of the historical significance and influence of the generations of non-Japanese residents of Yokohama.
As a new counselor at YIS, I was delighted to see the strategic plan included wellness as a key area of focus, as this is a passion of mine. So why do we consider it so important?
Working with Project Baseline, our Underwater Explorers service group contributes to ocean conservation.