Yokohama Christian School

It’s Vacation Time Again!

06 Jan 2018 Posted by Ms. Linda in General, Tips for Parents

(Website Admin apologizes for the delay in posting this blog by Ms. Linda. We hope that the holiday season has been a relaxing and blessed time.)   I, too, as a parent remember the days of long summer, spring, winter and fall breaks.  Almost always…

A STAR is born!

30 Nov 2017 Posted by Alisha in Academics, Administration

Accreditation is the process of giving official authorization or approval to an institution or organization. These organizations are leaders in their given field. In the case of a school, accreditation means that the school has reached a certain level of excellence in their academic, extracurricular,…

Play Yard Construction

17 Nov 2017 Posted by Alisha in Service

During summer vacation this year, the YCS administration deemed it necessary to resurface a portion of the play yard under the large play structure. We are thankful to have the expertise of YUC friend, Gerry Spencer. Gerry and Mr. Isaku spent the better part of…

Have Fun this Mid-Term Break!

19 Oct 2017 Posted by Alisha in General, Tips for Parents

With Mid-Term Break Coming up, here are a few things going on in Yokohama to pass the time. Some are free and others are not, but I hope the information proves useful.   Hakkeijima Sea Paradise   Located in Kanazawa-ku in Yokohama. Hakkeijima features an…

How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

19 Sep 2017 Posted by Alisha in General

Sleep. All humans, young and old, need sleep. We all know what a lack of sleep looks and feels like, or do we? Most first time parents are amazed at how much an infant can sleep. Little bodies need extra sleep for all of the…

Summer Reading List

23 Jun 2017 Posted by Ms. Linda in General

Parenting Help We can always use a little help from our friends. Why try it alone… Some recommended books to read over the summer. My First, Second & Third Attempts at Parenting  Although it’s not a “how to” book, it definitely points to what’s most…

Assessment Practices at Yokohama Christian School

06 Mar 2017 Posted by Alisha in Academics

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, teachers are assessing students in many other ways. How are students assessed at…

Reflections on a Trip of a Lifetime

02 Mar 2017 Posted by Ms. Linda in General

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 do you take away from it?  There were so many things, but one…