Yokohama International School

Through our extensive activities offerings, enriching service learning program, local, regional and international excursions and facilities, YIS students have myriad opportunities to pursue their passions, discover new interests and develop lasting relationships.

Our library, acts as a learning and social hub for the entire school community and possesses an extensive catalogue including selections in a variety of mother tongue languages. Our makerspace, the Creative Commons, is abuzz with students, staff and parents using technology and traditional craft materials to solve problems, innovate and create. Used for both curricular and extra-curricular activities, it is the venue for the PTSA's parent-child Maker Saturdays and Dragon Media's popular Elementary School news show.

We believe our students learn best in a supportive environment and we want to help them get the most from their time at YIS. Our counseling program supports the social and emotional needs of students to allow them to face challenges in their personal and academic lives by developing their skills and unique capabilities. University and career counseling is offered to our high school students to assist them in finding the best post-secondary path for them.

Our cafeteria is also a popular social venue due to the mouthwatering offerings by Dragon Dining. Exclusively at YIS, they prepare meals on site daily with a focus on fresh, regionally sourced ingredients – including vegetables and herbs grown on campus in collaboration with students. In addition to lunch, the cafeteria is open before school for breakfast, and serves healthy snacks at morning and afternoon recess.


Daily Schedules

Early Learning Center

Morning drop-off time starts from 8:25 am.

ELC 1 Options
Half-day8:45 am - 12:00 noon
Full-Day8:45 am - 2:40 pm

ELC 2 Options

Half-day8:45 am - 12:00 noon
Full-Day8:45 am - 2:50 pm


Elementary School


8:20 - 8:30 amStudents enter classes for registration
8:30 - 10:00 amClasses
10:00 - 10:15 amRecess 1 (Grades K - 2)
10:15 - 10:30 amRecess 2 (Grades 3 - 5)
10:15 - 11:30 amClasses
11:30 am - 12:20 pmLunch and playtime (Grades K-2)
12:00 am - 12:50 pmLunch and playtime (Grades 3-5)
12:20 / 12:50 - 3:00 pmClasses
3:00 pmDismissal
3:15 - 4:00 pmExtracurricular activities

Middle School


8:30 - 9:00 amExtracurricular Activities
9:00 - 9:10 amTutor Group
9:10 - 10:40 amClasses
9:55 - 10:40 amRecess
11:05 - 1.15 pm Classes
1:15 - 1:55 pmLunch
1:55 - 3:55 pmClasses
4:00 - 6:00 pmExtracurricular Activities

High School


8:30 - 9:00 amExtracurricular Activities
9:00 - 9:10 amTutor Group
9:10 - 10:40 amClasses
10:40 - 11:05 amRecess
11:05 - 12:35 pmClasses
12:35 - 1:15 pmLunch
1:15 - 3:55 pmClasses
4:00 - 6:00 pmExtracurricular Activities


All School Calendar