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Yokohama International School

Yokohama International School (YIS) is a warm and caring community, where families from all backgrounds feel welcome and students have abundant opportunities to live, learn, and lead within and beyond the classroom.

Craig Coutts Head of School

Located in Yokohama, just over 30 minutes from central Tokyo, YIS is an independent, not-for-profit school offering the continuum of International Baccalaureate (IB) academic programs to students from more than 50 countries.

  • As an IB World School, YIS offers all three IB academic programs: Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma. The school is also the founding member of the Global Citizen Diploma consortium, and is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • The academic program is complemented by extensive arts, sports, and other activities, as well as a challenging outdoor education program and a school-wide focus on service learning.