This is the best age to be exposed to a different culture and experience diversity!! The experience in a different culture and setting will remain in the child`s heart forever. It fosters and develops strength! Let’s take advantage of the safe environment and warm people that Japan allows your children to enjoy!!
YBS is located in Yokosuka, where American culture and Japanese culture meet. Two languages are spoken almost everywhere. This means that our teachers do not have to look very far to find parents willing to come in to share stories of their heritage or life journeys.
We live it every day and so our students end up being the beneficiaries of a school culture where differences-in perspective are valued and contribute to the development of empathy and critical thinking skills. Being flexible, open, and honest will empower our students to take action in a global community. These are the ideals that we value. They inform our teaching, learning, and curriculum development each and every day.
YBS is a Japanese-English dual language school. We teach Language organically through immersion in the context of daily school life and classroom subject matter. Especially for younger aged children, it is the best way to learn language by interacting with teachers and friends. In order to understand and express their ideas, children will learn the language by listening,playing, singing, speaking, reading, and writing. Teachers provide opportunities and experiences for learning and growing in safe, heartwarming, and stimulating environment while encouraging children to become risk-takers.
.. teach using a dual immersion program, in a bilingual setting.
.. encourage curiosity and learning through inquiry and discussion.
.. foster self-awareness and global leadership.
.. are always flexible, open, and honest to other cultures, perspectives, and languages.
.. engage our students in a world-class education.
As the founder and head of Yokosuka Bilingual School, my dream is to bridge the cultural gap and create international friendships between Americans and Japanese living in Yokosuka. I want to bring these two groups together in a positive and happy learning environment to build a close knit community. Through the smiles, happiness and fun we share we become a Bilingual Family here in Yokosuka.
If this kind of international exchange starts with your child here at our school, isn’t that wonderful thing? Our school can help us fulfill our mission that all the people in this city can truly enjoy and appreciate being together. While spending time and enjoying life in Japan. Although our school is in it`s early stages, our dream is big and we have great passion to succeed. Your stay in Yokosuka will surely be more interesting and meaningful if you have deeper connections with the Japanese people and their culture!!
82 Inaokacho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa