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.
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!
High School Student
Last year, I developed a passion for cinematography and videography through experimenting and expanding on my former interest in photography.
Elementary School Student
I feel that learning here is more fun. We have more projects to do here and I like that very much.
I love the real-world conversations we have in the Language and Literature course.
Technology Learning Coach
Thankfully, at YIS I'm given the opportunity to share my passion for diving with our high school students.
Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher
I played Gaelic football in Hong Kong. Maybe one day YIS might have a team!
I'm a published poet so I love the opportunities to discuss and create poetry with students here.
There are many different activities such as cooking lessons, a hiking club and many other activities to socialize with other parents.
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.
This is our first time in the IB system, and we love it. I see a change in my kids everyday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Class of 2013
I fondly remember my time at YIS after graduating and how much I enjoyed working with clay in the late afternoon when the winter light would fill the art studio and my only witness was Mount Fuji.