Elementary School Student
I would like to meet Roald Dahl so I can see how he writes and creates books.
High School Student
This year I will be participating in the trip to Cambodia, and I am excited to experience it first hand and see the changes that we can make.
Middle School Student
We play with anybody, not just our close friends. At lunch, we sit with different people not just the same people everyday. It's a very accepting community.
High School Student
Without music, I wouldn’t be able to express my feelings and communicate well. I use my instruments as my style of communicating to others.
Elementary and Middle School Art Teacher
I’ve been creating pictures since I could hold a crayon, did my university studies in art and design, and have been painting, drawing, and making stuff all my life. What is best about teaching art is working with children.
Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher
I run the Elementary School Garden Club. Some days, when I need a little break, I go out into the gardens and putter about or water.
Japanese Music Teacher
Musical growth and development in students is a very tangible thing and it is exciting to be a facilitator of that. The fruits of our efforts are meant for sharing. This brings joy to both the musician and our audience.
Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher
Teaching through a conceptual lens that is based in inquiry allows for so many “aha moments” in the day, both teaching and learning. I’m often in awe of the students’ thinking.
I volunteer at the library regularly. I get to understand what the students are like, what teachers are like, and I can find books I think my daughter will like.
For us as parents, it is a pleasure to witness how confident our daughters are that their actions will make our world a better place.
I created the YIS Tokyo Parents Group to connect YIS parents who live in Tokyo. We get together regularly for coffees to get to know one another and to help each other out.
There are many different activities such as cooking lessons, a hiking club and many other activities to socialize with other parents.
Class of 2015
I didn’t really stand out in class but I always loved entertaining people and I'm grateful to YIS for offering opportunities to express ourselves.
Class of 1996
My first visit to the school, just a few days before the start of the semester, was quite memorable as I had chosen the school by brochure alone...yep the internet didn't really exist back then!
Class of 2014
I am currently based in Los Angeles as a music composer writing music for several upcoming short films. In L.A., I am able to network through projects and mutual friends and also through fellow YIS Alumni.
Class of 2012
I am now based in New York City as a professional actress. I audition for musicals, plays, TV, and film projects constantly. I get to travel and work across the United States, which I think is a perk of being a performer.