Approaching the centenary of Yokohama International School’s founding in a few years’ time, the school has made the strategic decision to relocate to a new purpose-built campus in the Honmoku area of Yokohama with a target move-in date of January 2022.

The new campus, which is being designed by world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma & Associates, will provide myriad advantages for our learning community. Read more about the project here.

Funding the New Campus

The new campus, which represents by far the largest investment in the school’s history, will be funded primarily from three sources: capital reserves that have been steadily built up over a decade, proceeds from the sale of our current property and low-interest loan financing. In addition, we have launched the YIS2C Capital Campaign to invite the extended YIS community - including current and former families and staff, alumni, corporate employers and other supporters - to help realize this dream. The campaign seeks to raise ¥200 million over the course of the project to fund enhancements in a range of areas.

It has been over 30 years since YIS has engaged in a capital fundraising campaign, and we realize that this may be a new approach for the YIS community. We also appreciate that everyone has different financial circumstances and that current families are already supporting the school through tuition payments. All gifts to the campaign, large or small, are sincerely appreciated and will help create fantastic opportunities for our students and the entire school community soon and for generations to come.

Ways to Give

Gifts to the YIS2C Capital Campaign in Japanese yen may be made by bank transfer, credit card online or cash payment to the YIS business office and are tax deductible. In addition, tax deductible gifts in U.S. dollars or Hong Kong dollars may be accepted through our affiliation with Give2Asia. Further details are available here.

Do you have questions about the new campus project and our capital campaign? Read our Frequently Asked Questions section or contact

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