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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 24,825,250 Kyat
to: 50,946,918 Kyat
Address: No. 117 Thumingalar Housing Thingangyun Township Yangon, Myanmar
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language (EAL) support is offered.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Myanmar, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese,

Max. number of students per class

18 Early Childhood, 22 Kindergarten, 22 Grade 1-Grade 12. Student: teacher ratio is 10:1.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Elementary is fully integrated using ipads. Middle school is a 'BYOD' or bring your own device program. High school is a 1:1 laptop program; students use MacBooks, Microsoft 365 Learn, and a host of other resources.

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

The school is secular

External examinations or assessments available

SAT, MAP assessments, IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

YIS students consistently perform at or above international averages on learning assessments and the SAT and AP exams.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Teacher's discretion

Approximate hours of homework given

Varies by age and grade level

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Entry evaluation for students

We may, depending on the age level and previous school experience

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Early Childhood students have an observation. Elementary students are assessed in language and math skills. Secondary students complete an essay and interview

Waiting list

Secondary grade levels often have waiting lists

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have rolling admission

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, YIS has rolling admission

School start time

8:00 AM for both Elementary and Secondary Schools

School finish time

3:00 PM in elementary and 3:10 PM in secondary

Supervised care before/after school

There are teacher led/coached After School Activities and athletics daily

School bus service available

Families arrange private transportation

School provided lunches

We have a canteen by Cafe Napoli.

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

We encourage families with specific cultural, dietary, or religious diets to send lunches from home. We track and monitor all food allergies.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Elementary offers quarterly ASAs and athletics. YIS is a member of the Yangon Athletic Conference. Secondary students may participate in athletics, leadership and service clubs such as National Honor Society and Student Council, Model United Nations, a variety of community service organizations, school publications, robotics, and musical ensembles.

Sports activities included

Physical Education is a specialist class for students in Early Childhood through high school. Students at all levels are encouraged to participate in athletics teams and tournaments including swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer, table tennis, and badminton.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

3 Libraries, 3 Science Labs, 2 Art Rooms, Outdoor Playgrounds, 3 Music Rooms

Sports facilities at the school

We have two gymnasiums, a swimming pool, a weight room, and a multipurpose fitness studio.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our school was established in 2005 and is one of the most well-respected international schools in Yangon. YIS celebrates the Myanmar language and culture while encouraging all students to live by their family's values and become global citizens. Now we are celebrating 20 years anniversary.

Teaching approach of the school

YIS utilizes an American, standards-based curriculum and a child-centric approach to create a positive, fulfilling, growth-oriented learning environment for all students. Teachers develop individualized approaches to meet the needs of learners and communicate regularly with students and families about their growth. Technology is integrated in ways that enhance the curriculum and delivery of lessons, encouraging students to be creative, communicate clearly, and think critically in all subjects. Students are encouraged to develop self-awareness as well as cultural sensitivity. Social responsibility is a key component of how our students express their learning in the community. YIS celebrates Myanmar language and culture, while encouraging all students to live by their family's values.

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