Expose your child to a different culture, and whole new experiences!!
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.
Think Globally, Act Locally
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.
Language Philosophy of YBS
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.
Messege from YBS
Let’s be exposed to the difference!
A bilingual environment and cultural differences,
A fun and happy environment in Japan.
A global and bilingual environment is here at YBS!
Would you like to send your child to a bilingual education?
Would you like your child to learn Japanese language?
Would you like your child to be exposed to a different culture?
Welcome to YBS!
We are a global and bilingual learning center which has a preschool and an elementary school. Fun and unique learning community in Yokosuka, with a lot of fun and smiles!
We invite you to spend some time with us and see how we blend our educational programs, implemented practices and extraordinary people that produce an exceptional learning environment. We're a community of learners on a mission to inspire a passion for learning and empower each student to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in our global community.
Greeting from Founder
"Embrace the difference,and go beyond the language"
"Embrace the difference,
and go beyond the language"
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!!
Teachers & Staff
YBS Director and Founder
Fumi(YBS Director and Founder)
YBS changed my life. Every moment I spend with YBS, students, parents, teachers is my best and most precious moment ever. Every person at YBS is my family, that’s why I call us YBS family. I would make to have the best memories with the YBS family. YBS can fulfill the mission that all the people in this city can truly enjoy and appreciate being together and spending time together, enjoying life together! Once I was told by one of the parents, “She believed she could, so she did.” after I started YBS. I believed in this belief. I would like all the YBS families to believe that we can do anything if YBS family can support one other. Let’s make a difference, and create the future!!!
YBS Manager and YBS Elementary school Director
Aya(YBS Manager and YBS Elementary school Director.)
Sometime I wonder why I love YBS so much. For me, YBS is the place I feel HOME. Whenever and whatever, YBS kids give me lots of smiles and power. YBS family ‘s “Than You!” makes my heart so warm. And the YBS team accepts all of me and pushes me to go forward together. YBS is my HOME. For everyone who choose YBS, I would like to make YBS their HOME too. To make it happen and create the best place, I will keep challenging myself and the YBS team to be the best we can be!
Director of YBS and Entertainer
Kumiko(Director of YBS and Entertainer)
YBS gave me the skills to generate ideas and plan for them to happen. YBS also taught me to be a kind person and love everyone. My life changed when I met YBS children and their families. I will never forget to thank them! I try hard to teach everything as long as I can. YBS families, I will be with you whenever you are happy or sad, because you are my special family!”
I am excited to see YBS kids everyday! They give me a lot of love and peace. I am so happy to be a part of their lives.
That the communication starts as soon as we want to understand each other and are willing to try to learn the language of each other to comunicate . YBS allows me to witness and live this experience. I am happy to be here and I want to thank the families.
YBS is first place to work after I had my baby. I can be smile whenever I`m working at YBS even it was though time to take care my baby. Language is not barrier to communicate with other people, I would like to talk any stories with kids and their families and
grow up with them.
I have realized how sweet the children are since I became a mother. I hope YBS makes you happy and makes you feel good when you meet with us. YBS makes English fun thanks to awesome teachers. The world is bigger than we think!
Ami(Preschool teacher )
I have the best time being with YBS kids, they always make me happy. I get a great feeling when they hold my hand or give me a hug. I will cherish these moments with love.
At YBS, there are many people coming and going, but I am still happy because I know the importance of meeting new friends and spending time with then.
“YBS makes you excited a lot. I will try new things and I will make kids excited.”
I love everyone: kids, parents and the staff. I am nice and caring with the kids and want to make them excited to be in class.
Sakiko(Preschool teacher)There are different cultures and ideas that we experience at YBS. It makes me think about people who live here and never experience this. I am willing to experience and enjoy all the differences between people and their culture to be happy and make a happy place.
There are different cultures and ideas that we experience at YBS. It makes me think about people who live here and never experience this. I am willing to experience and enjoy all the differences between people and their culture to be happy and make a happy place.
I can’t forget when i came here, I was so excited. I feel happy because of lovely kids, the best teachers, and parents support me a lot. I give big love to the kids every day.
Beth( Preschool teacher)
Encourage the children to grow, have fun and become confident in the English language.
Preschool teacher/ YBC
Emy(Preschool teacher/ YBC)
Being able to be apart of YBS has changed my life. The children, the families and the staffs has made me grow in a way I have never imagined. I hope I can do the same to the people I meet and change their life to be happier!
After school teacher
Yuko(After school teacher)
I’ll do my best for YBS kids to have a great experience, to improve their abilities, and to maximize their opportunities!
Elementary School head teacher
Nagi(Elementary School head teacher)
A warm smile is the universal language of love. My teaching style consists of discipline and love. The children make me happy, this is why I keep smiling!
English teacher and tutor at the preschoolMatt
Matt(English teacher and tutor at the preschool)
We work hard everyday to help the next generation understand each other in a fun and safe environment!Thank you for being apart of the YBS family.
YBS is a place full of smiles
where you can speak,
both Japanese and English.
I want to lean as much as possible and grow alongside the children.
Pre School teacher
Aina( Pre School teacher)
I’ｍ happy everyday to see sweet kids, parents,and nice teachers, and I’m thankful for all their help.
I would like to support kids and grow up together!
YBS Academy Manager
Ryoko(YBS Academy Manager)
It’s important for me to meet new people,to take care of them and I wish them luck. YBS gives you a
chance to make your dream come true, overcome challenges. I will enjoy spending time at YBS with you!
Pre School teacher
Risa( Pre School teacher)
I started working with children in 1997. I feel I can be myself around them. I’m happy to e teacher and enjoy the opportunity to watch them grow. I hope that the children here at YBS can overcome the language barrier to become friends.
Pre School teacherArisa
Arisa( Pre School teacher)
I’m happy to come to YBS where there are many cultures and many personalities. The kids gives me power to grow up with them.
Pre School teacher
Maryann( Pre School teacher)
It’s always a pleasure meeting new people, especially kids 🙂 They always remind me how beautiful and simple life is. Lets have fun while learning and meeting new friends
i love ybs
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