Yokohama Christian School

Messy is good!

29 Nov 2016 Posted by Ms. Hanae in General

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 thoughts). Maybe, acquiring art skill is similar to acquiring a new language. I…

Thankful for new scooters!

31 Oct 2016 Posted by Ms. Yoko in General

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 new scooters and teachers were worried that children would start fighting over scooters….

The Importance of Small Class Sizes

30 Sep 2016 Posted by Alisha in Academics

“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 would like to discuss. First, Yokohama Christian School is an international school in…

Donations for Donkey House and ARI

29 Sep 2016 Posted by Alisha in Service

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 foreigners of every walk of life is one of the missions of Yokohama…

New Events for Fall 2016

16 Sep 2016 Posted by Alisha in General

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 latter half of the Fall Term. While scheduling events near the end of…

Pray, Eat, Color

09 Sep 2016 Posted by Pastor Linda Schmidt in General

Parents will often ask how much their child ate at lunch, but they are unaware of all the activity that goes along with lunch each day. I’d like to share a little glimpse of what lunch is like here at YCS. When my children were…

Back to School

29 Aug 2016 Posted by Alisha in General

This week is the beginning of regular class schedules and lunch time at Yokohama Christian School. Last week was a warming up period and next week Chapel, Music, and Library will begin. Returning students are having fun with getting settled in new classes and new students…

Snack Time

06 Jul 2016 Posted by Alisha in General

This year the Summer School theme has been “High Seas Expedition.” Nautical arts and crafts are fairly easy to come by, but how do our teachers incorporate the theme into snack time?? They have gotten very creative this year and even had the children “fishing” for…

Summer School: Last Week

05 Jul 2016 Posted by Alisha in General

It is the beginning of the last week of summer school at YCS. We have had such a wonderful time with this group of children. From indoor play, crafts, water play, snack time and much more. Each child has become dear to us and has…