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  • Assessment Practices at Yokohama Christian School

    Why is assessment important? Assessment is important in determining whether the stated goals of a curriculum are being met. Parents, perhaps, are most familiar with paper tests, both teacher-developed and standardized, however,…

  • Reflections on a Trip of a Lifetime

    I had the privilege of going with my husband to fulfill his dream of going to Israel. Reflecting back on 12 unforgettable days in Israel,  people asked what stood out or what…

  • Preparing for a New School Year

    It is that time of year when school administrators are definitely looking ahead to the next school year and parents are also thinking about that, too. How do we at YCS determine…

  • Reading is an Adventure!

    Have you ever wondered what snowmen do at night? Our Seedlings and Sprouts class have been thinking about this question after reading the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner. While some…

  • Accreditation 101: Why does a school seek accreditation?

    Accreditation is a buzzword that parents hear when looking at schooling, but may not fully understand. When looking for an international school in Japan, accreditation is one way to measure the strength…

  • Messy is good!

    Working at YCS as an assistant teacher for 4+ years and being active as an artist for about 14 years, there’s something I’ve noticed (though this is purely my own observation and…

  • Thankful for new scooters!

    This month children started using blue new scooters which PTA has kindly donated (thank you so much PTA!). When we first introduced them to the children they were very excited to try…

  • The Importance of Small Class Sizes

    “Why are class sizes small at Yokohama Christian School?” this question, or a variation of this question, is often asked by prospective parents. There are two parts to the answer that I…

  • Donations for Donkey House and ARI

    During the month of October, YUC and YCS will be taking collections for Donkey House, a homeless shelter in Kotobukicho, and Asian Rural Institute (ARI) located in Tochigi. Service and caring for…

  • New Events for Fall 2016

    We are excited to have two new events to introduce at YCS this fall. PTA Breakfast Fundraiser – October 10, 2016 In years past, official PTA events have been scheduled for the…