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CurriculumsInternational and Japanese
Languages of instructionEnglish and Japanese
Age RangeAges 3 to 12
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Japanese
Native English and Japanese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Japanese)
Class sizes Average 7 students / class
Maximum 12 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: ¥1,350,000
to: ¥1,350,000
Address: Japan, 〒220-0023 Kanagawa, Yokohama, Nishi Ward, Hiranuma, 1 Chome−33−1
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

Three but vast majority of students are Japanese

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

Mostly local students.

Native English and Japanese speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and Japanese

Yes. We offer English as an Additional languages classes and extra materials to help students catch up.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We offer Programming which we consider an additional language alongside English and Japanese.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, in cases where students need additional help or to assist special needs children.

Use of technology in the classroom

Each student is provided with a tablet; grade 1-2 students receive iPad, grade3+ students receive androids. We have internet access throughout the school with computers and projectors in every classroom and used by all teachers. We have programming and digital graphic design classes at school from grade 1 onwards in which students also learn the use of laptops with software such as Scratch Jr. and Blender.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

We offered online classes through the use of Zoom during the Covid pandemic in which students mostly attended school online. Our school maintains an active Zoom school account and each student has their own account added to this. We regularly send school announcements and do online lessons for children who cannot attend due to personal circumstances.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

Our school mostly has a no-testing polcy but our students do take the TOEIC Step 1, Step 2, and Junior tests twice a year to record their progress in the English language. In addition, they also take Japanese national tests for Japanese class and Math class.

Results in these examinations

For the TOEFL Junior test for Grade 4-6 students, we are proud to say that our students achieved an average of CEFR B1 rating which translates to being able to pass the Eiken 2 or Pre-1 test. By Grade 6, most students have achieved a B1-B2 rating and can easily pas Eiken Pre-1.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Our school has a minimal homework policy so very little homework is given to students.

Approximate hours of homework given

The majority of teachers usually pass out homework once a week. IF requried by parents, teachers can provide more supplementary materials to do at home.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

The majority of graduates from the past two years have gone on to attend Junior high schools that offer international courses so that they can continue their studies in English. Others have gone on to study abroad in Canada and America. Some have entered Japanese junior high schools.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We outsource to an organisation known as Litalico which provie teaching assistants for students with special needs. Our Vice-Principal also has extensive experience working with special needs students.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Gifted students are very welcome at YES. These chidlren are provided with personalsied, sometimes private, lessons with teachers who have the knowledge and experience to create challenging and stimulating lessons for them. For example, our gifted students usually receive lessons from our principal Mr. kaoru Takeuchi who is an accomplished science writed with a PhD from McGill Unviersity.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we have a school phychologist available when needed.

Entry evaluation for students

We have an evaluation period of four days where students attend our school to check for their compatability with our teaching style, other students, and general school life. There is no assessment in terms of ability but we do assess students based on behaviour. Teachers and the principal have a meeting after the assessment period to decide whether we can accept the student or not.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registration is ongoing and we accept students throughout the year, but we do have our official testing period in the months of October and Novemner.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Students arrive at school around 8.45.

School finish time

For first graders, school usually finishes at 15.10. For Grade2+ kids, sschool ends at 16.05.

Supervised care before/after school

We have an afterschool programme where students can stay longer if needed and study English, art, capoeira and other subejcts.

School bus service available

No, but we do offer a pickup service where teachers bring the students to school from Yokohama station and take students to the station at the end of the day.

School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

This has not been required as of yet but we can discuss on an individual basis.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Our school has Tankyu (Exploration) Art and Capoeira classes held after school.

Sports activities included

We provide both indoor and outdoor P.E curriculum classes focused on building overall strength and fitness.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Library, Dance Studio.

Sports facilities at the school


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our Core Values are based around the three Cs: Cnsideration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Teachers in all subjects work to incorporate these values into their teaching styles.

Teaching approach of the school

Located a short eight minute walk from Yokohama Station, YES International School provides a truly unique opportunity for children to experience a multilingual environment in an easy-to-access location.

Founded in 2016 by our principal, Kaoru Takeuchi, YES has always taken great effort to insure that our students acquire real life applicable academic skills that will enable them to survive in the society of the future while living in the present.

At our school, we are committed to providing students with a balance of intellectual strength, physical fitness, and character development.

YES International not only includes an immersion English program, but we also include the use of children's native language of Japanese. While many rarely think of programming as a language, the essence of coding is exactly just that.

England became the first country in the world to make computer programming a mandatory subject in all grade levels in 2013. Estonia and Finland have followed with other countries in Europe (Italy, Spain, etc.) in planning stages to make programming and coding class required for Elementary Schools. Programming is surely critical for this generation to master.

With this information, we boast that we are the only ‘Trilingual School’ in Japan which teaches English, Japanese and Programing promoting logic, creation, expression and communication skills.

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