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High School Student

My cheerleading life started in grade 3, however I started competing in grade 6. Once I got involved in it, I started loving the sport.

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Middle School Student

If I left YIS, I would miss the good food that Dragon Dining makes and my friends. My favorite food is the fried rice on Fridays. They do a great job of making it!

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High School Student

Last year, I developed a passion for cinematography and videography through experimenting and expanding on my former interest in photography.

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Elementary School Student

I feel that learning here is more fun. We have more projects to do here and I like that very much.

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Tina Post

English Teacher

I love the real-world conversations we have in the Language and Literature course.

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Matt Broughton

Technology Learning Coach

Thankfully, at YIS I'm given the opportunity to share my passion for diving with our high school students.


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Viki Radford

Elementary Librarian

I'm a published poet so I love the opportunities to discuss and create poetry with students here.


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There are many different activities such as cooking lessons, a hiking club and many other activities to socialize with other parents.

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My son's and daughter's sports teams - basket team, soccer team, volleyball team and baseball team - are all a source of happiness and new friends.

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This is our first time in the IB system, and we love it. I see a change in my kids everyday.

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My children do recognize that the IB is unique and feel very fortunate to be here. They are critical thinkers capable of self-reflection and assessment.

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Resa Mishina

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.

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Tomoko Yasuda

Class of 2016

A lot of my favorite memories in YIS come from the sports matches and practices. I used to play a sport each season, rotating between football, cross country, and field hockey.

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Carey Shea

Class of 1969

I would like to relive all the years I was at the school and I wouldn't have done anything differently. I loved the culture there.

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Tim Cole

Class of 1974

I had just graduated from the grade 6 of a Japanese public school and it was my first day at YIS in the grade 7. I had to write a composition, but I didn't know what the word composition meant.

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Expeditions at YIS

Adventurous wilderness expeditions create authentic opportunities for students to develop knowledge, skills and conceptual understandings for life-long learning and appreciation of the natural world.

Learning at YIS

Learning changes our thinking and behaviors, enabling us to acquire skills, knowledge and attitudes while providing a catalyst for creativity, critical thinking and independent reasoning.

Live Learn Lead

Our mission reflects our passion and enthusiasm for learning and leading lives of balance and purpose in building a caring community.