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Learn with joy.

A happy, curious child can change the world. At YCIS, students know they are seen, heard and understood as they explore their unique gifts, nurture an open outlook on life, and become fluent in Mandarin and English.

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Grow with empathy.

Our students learn that it is our moral responsibility to make the world a better place. This sense of belonging to something that is larger than oneself helps children develop into smart, honest and compassionate world citizens.

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Explore with confidence.

YCIS students discover themselves as they discover the world. Students experience the best of Eastern and Western traditions, learning how to respect the differences and find the familiar in other cultures — so that no matter where their journeys lead, they maintain a grounded sense of self.

You belong at Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley, a welcoming school community where all children from preschool through grade 8 are encouraged to find and follow their gifts as they become compassionate, bilingual world learners and leaders.


Preschool is magical at YCIS. Curiosity, wonder and exploration abound in our classrooms, where English and Mandarin teachers work in teams to create a joyful, hands-on learning environment.

Your child will gain confidence and independence, and develop a positive sense of self, as he or she explores the world through engaging, thought-provoking, brain-building experiences.

preschool happy children

I love that YCIS is like a big family. I felt comfortable being myself with everyone and I’ve made really close friends that I’ll have for a long time.



Walk into a Kindergarten classroom and you will discover smiling, laughing curious children asking questions, actively exploring, collaborating and solving problems as they learn to read, write, and express themselves.

At YCIS, the magic happens in two languages. From the moment children walk into class, they are greeted by warm, caring English and Chinese co-teachers who jointly foster their students’ growth and serve as role models for cross-cultural collaboration.

Elementary School

Kindergarten through 5th-grade students begin to learn what it takes to become people of character and integrity — global citizens who will make a difference in our changing world.

Your child will build a strong foundation of life skills as he or she explores personal passions and interests through our challenging, global-minded curriculum.

YCIS Preschool
“YCIS is a warm and intimate community of families and staff where students benefit immensely from strong academics in both Mandarin and English, excellent teachers, a thoughtful character education program, music and art, and an astonishing multitude of relevant, interesting, and diverse activities.”


Middle School

Middle School is where students become future leaders as they prepare for a global world where East meets West.

Your child will grow as a compassionate, ethical individual as he or she develops character, critical-thinking skills and a strong inner moral compass.


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My son has been amazingly supported and encouraged to recognize and value his uniqueness. He has a love for languages, and is comfortable communicating in Mandarin.


Summer Camp

A fun, active summer adventure for all!  Summer campers from age four to grade 8 explore creative activities in Mandarin and English with arts and crafts, drama, music, sports, science, cooking and more.

Your child will build self-confidence, make new friends, enrich language skills and grow cultural awareness while delving into unique thematic experiences.

Summer Camp

Summer camp teachers have incredible depth, not only in Chinese language, but also in the art of facilitating happiness.



students enrolled — and growing


student-to-teacher ratio schoolwide


zip codes represented


elementary and middle school teachers with advanced degrees


kindergarten students who begin violin instruction


chromebooks in grades 3 and up,


iPads in grades K-2


years YCIS has been a pioneer in global education


schools in the YCIS network

Why choose YCIS Silicon Valley?

  • Language and cultural fluency

    Learning two world languages simultaneously makes students flexible, open and critical thinkers.

  • Whole-person education

    Students develop compassion, empathy and a strong moral compass as they become outstanding academic performers.

  • Creative path to leadership

    Small-group learning helps students grow through the arts and music, develop leadership skills, and explore their unique gifts.

  • Sense of social responsibility

    Students learn to care deeply about the world and its people, upholding the 85+ year YCIS international legacy of service.

  • International perspective and edge

    By blending Eastern and Western language, cultures and worldviews, students gain the skills needed to adapt and succeed as globally aware citizens.

  • Welcoming community

    YCIS families and faculty come together to encourage children to grow into purposeful, intentional individuals.

As a YCIS Silicon Valley student, your child will have the unique opportunity to learn with joy, grow with empathy and explore with confidence in a bilingual, intercultural community from preschool through grade 8.

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    YCIS Silicon Valley middle schoolers were thrilled to experience dorm life, make new friends, attend class and enjoy sightseeing during their two-week visit to sister-school Yew Wah International Education School in Tongxiang.

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