Tokyo
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Yokohama International School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: ¥3,535,000

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Number of students

650

Number of nationalities represented in the school

45

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese, French, Spanish
Mother Tongue Program - Dutch, French, German, Swedish, Korean, Chinese

Use of technology in the classroom

The school's Connected Learning Community leverages advanced technologies and progressive teaching approaches to enhance student learning, promote collaboration and facilitate the creation and sharing of knowledge locally and globally.

YIS aims to provide ever-present computing and network access for its students on a common learning platform, while further developing its educational practices to increase collaboration, enable flexible progression and differentiated instruction, and more actively reflect a real-world learning environment.

YIS teachers have enthusiastically embraced the integrated use of technology for many years. In fact, many of the school's teachers have been designated as Apple Distinguished Educators, recognizing their advanced skills in technology integration in the classroom. The school's technology learning specialists are widely recognized experts in the field and our annual Beyond Laptops conference attracts educators from international schools throughout Asia and beyond.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Examples of secondary homework:
Grade 6: 60 minutes on average per night.
Grade 7: 75 minutes on average per night .
Grade 8: 90 minutes on average per night.
Grade 9: 20 minutes per day per subject period taught that day.
Grade 10: 20 minutes per day per subject period taught that day.
Grade 11: 30 minutes per day per subject period taught that day.
Grade 12: 30 minutes per day per subject period taught that day.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Screening and interview

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Most students enroll at the beginning of the school year in August or at the start of the second term in early January. However, applicants residing outside Japan may enroll at any time during the school year up until May 1.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning support department for mild needs.

YIS does not have facilities and resources to support students with significant learning, physical or social/emotional differences. In particular, YIS is not able to accommodate students requiring sustained one-on-one learning or other individualized support. Applicants with mild social/emotional issues, learning difficulties or other special needs are referred to the learning support staff for evaluation. Admissions decisions are made by the relevant principal (in the case of high school, by the head of academics in consultation with the secondary principal) based on the recommendation of the learning support staff. If YIS determine that it is unable to accommodate a candidate’s special needs, YIS will endeavor to direct parents to more suitable options.

School start time

KG1 - KG2: 8:45 am
KG3 - G5: 8:20 am
G6 - G12: 8:30 am

School finish time

KG1 - KG2: 2:50 pm
KG3 - G5: 3:00 pm
G6 - G12: 4:00 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Ceramics, choir, digital illustration, drama, filmeisters, high school dance company, jazz band, Latin dance, photography, rock school, wind ensemble, beading, belly jazz dance, creative dance, finger knitting, knitting, make and create, nature sketching, origami and paper crafts, violin, young artists, Aikido, baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, futsal, mixed martial arts, soccer, tennis, track and field, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, cricket blast, Karate, running, soccer, Amnesty International, animal relief club, astronomy, brain bowl, debate, gardening, library council, robotics club, Model United Nations, outdoor club, skateboard, ski club, student council, yoga, card and board games, Lego, maths, strategy board games.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Net games, cross country, track and field

Sports facilities at the school

YIS campus athletic facilities include a recently remodeled gymnasium, futsal field, and dance studio. In addition, YIS utilizes the professional size all-weather surface pitch at Yokohama Country & Athletic Club as its home ground.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Yokohama International School offers a rich multicultural mix, exciting learning environment and excellent IB academic programs for students aged 3 - 18. The school's mission is to provide the highest-quality, balanced education to internationally minded students in an inquiring and supportive environment. YIS seeks to inspire students and to provide them with the academic and social skills that will enable them to fulfill their potential as responsible global citizens.

Teaching approach of the school

YIS is a truly international learning community grounded in its International Baccalaureate-centered academic programs, extending beyond the classroom, and embracing all members of the school community. True to the school's mission, YIS aims to inspire students and to provide them with the academic and social skills that will enable them to fulfill their potential as responsible global citizens. YIS learners - students and faculty alike - aspire to the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.

Learning opportunities beyond the classroom include field trips and expeditions near and far, a broad range of student activities, and a comprehensive service program enabling students of all ages opportunities to address local, regional and global community needs.

Technology is interwoven in the learning process and, while it does not drive learning, it can help open incredible new avenues to enhance and extend learning. The Connected Learning Community aims to provide ever-present computing and network access for all students on a common learning platform, while further developing our educational practices to increase collaboration, enable flexible progression and differentiated instruction, and more actively reflect a real-world learning environment.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in JPY

Yearly fees: ¥3,535,000
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@yis.ac.jp
School's webpage: www.yis.ac.jp
School's Fees webpage: www.yis.ac.jp/admissions/tuition-fees
Address: 258 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku Yokohama, 231-0862 Japan