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Yokohama International School (YIS)

YIS students have myriad opportunities to explore, develop, and challenge themselves within a caring and exciting learning environment, and we aim to help them take advantage of everything on offer.

Craig Coutts Head of School

YIS is an independent, not-for-profit pre-K–12 international school just over 30 minutes from Tokyo offering a rich multicultural mix, exciting learning environment, and excellent international baccalaureate (IB) academic programs.

  • An IB World School, YIS offers the three programs of the International Baccalaureate and the unique benefits of an inquiry-centered, transdisciplinary and skills-focused learning continuum from early years through high school.

  • Internationally minded families are attracted to the close and caring YIS community, wide range of activities on offer, and strong academic programs reflecting the best practices in international education.

  • Service is integral to the learning experience at YIS and involves our entire community. Through service we develop empathy, gain knowledge of real needs, enter into mutually beneficial relationships and take action.Question / answer: Why is service such an area of focus at YIS?

    Service is integral to the learning experience at YIS and involves our entire community. Through service we develop empathy, gain knowledge of real needs, enter into mutually beneficial relationships and take action.