Tokyo
International curriculum
Ages 2 to 11

Yoyogi International School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
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Number of nationalities represented in the school

25

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

Yoyogi International School offers ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to non-native speakers to further enhance their language skills. This class is only offered to students who are currently enrolled at Yoyogi International School attending either the Dolphins, Whales/Year 1 classes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese Language and Culture are featured highly in the curriculum.
For the Dolphins (4-5 year-old) and Primary 1 (5-6 year-old) classes, the Japanese language program is offered as a Japanese Foreign Language (JFL) class or a Japanese Native Language (JNL) class. Students in the JNL class will have native level spoken Japanese and the curriculum focuses on reading and writing. From the Primary 2 class onwards, the Japanese class (KOKUGO) is taught under Japanese national curriculum and textbook, exactly the same program as Japanese elementary schools.

Use of technology in the classroom

IT is integrated across the curriculum. Each student has their own Mac Book Air, which is used to publish work, create presentations, and also as a tool to research social studies, science and art topics.

School finish time

3:15 pm

Supervised care before/after school

YIS offers an extended hours babysitting program from 3-5 pm.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Ballet, Chinese, Hip hop

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Outside playground, indoor gymnasium

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Yoyogi International School provides a first-class education with a totally unique curriculum for international students from around the world age 1 1/2 to 11 years old.
Yoyogi International School was founded in 1999 with the vision of providing the children of the international community in Tokyo with a high-quality early childhood education. The School quickly earned a reputation of providing excellent international education, and proudly became one of the most prestigious early learning centers in Tokyo. Yoyogi International School has since extended its' high-quality, enriching program to primary education.

YIS embraces the needs of every child by providing a warm, secure and nurturing environment where children gain independence, motivation, develop critical thinking skills and integrity that are essential for the global society in the 21st century.

Teaching approach of the school

Yoyogi International School's well-developed curriculum incorporates important philosophies and goals from leading educational curriculums to prepare all children for any education system around the world;

- The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate's Prmary Years Programme (IB PYP)
- UK National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and the Early Year Foundation Stage
- US Common Core State Standards
- US State Guidelines (New York and Massachusetts Board of Education)
- National Education Technology Standards from the International Society for Technology (IT Curriculum only)

YIS curriculum covers eight subject areas:
- Language and Literacy
- Mathematics
- Science
- Social Studies
- Physical Development
- Japanese
- Social and Emotional Development
- IT (Primary Program only)

To deliver these curriculums, YIS utilizes the following programs that are used in classrooms in the US, UK and international schools around the world.
- Everyday Mathematics
- Letters and Sounds
- Write Source
- Harcourt Science

Where exactly is this school?

This school has more than one campus in Tokyo:
Primary School Campus: Ages 6 to 11
Kindergarten and Preschool Campus: Ages 2 to 6

Get in touch with this school

Address: 5-67-5, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053 Japan