Our YCIS family is truly a unique community committed to providing extraordinary care for each child in a supportive, child-centered, academically excellent Mandarin-English dual language environment. We are a welcoming community where Eastern and Western values are respected and encouraged. Our bilingual program provides a challenging academic environment emphasizing learning as well as social and emotional growth as we prepare compassionate, multicultural leaders of tomorrow.
Welcome from Mr. Kevin Reimer, Head of School and Western Co-Principal
Dear YCIS Families,
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year at YCIS Silicon Valley School! We are thrilled to have you back in our esteemed bilingual institution, serving students from Preschool to 8th grade. Our school is a proud member of the YCYW family of international schools, founded by Madam Tsang Chor-hang in Hong Kong in 1932. With over 90 years of history, YCIS schools have continuously fostered academic and personal excellence, growing into a global network under the guidance of Dr. Betty Chan Po-king.
Our students seamlessly blend Eastern and Western cultures, mastering both English and Chinese while cultivating a profound appreciation for both worlds. Embracing a diverse learning environment that welcomes students from all walks of life, we strive to instill an inner moral compass in future generations, enabling them to navigate life with confidence, integrity, and compassion.
As I return to YCISSV with experience as an educator and administrator, following roles in China and Washington State, I’m filled with joy. Having been part of YCIS previously, rejoining the community now feels like coming home. The unique potential of our humble campus is evident to all who step foot here, holding vast opportunities within our tight-knit community. I am especially excited about overseeing the expansion of our successful bilingual classroom initiative, which is now being introduced across all grades this year. Anticipate an exciting journey as we embark on this new learning adventure together.
I eagerly look forward to meeting you and your children and sharing the remarkable YCISSV journey ahead.
Head of School and Western Co-Principal
Welcome from Ms. Vivian Qian, Assistant Head of School and Chinese Co-Principal
Dear YCIS Families,
Welcome to Yew Chung International School Silicon Valley (YCIS-SV)! Having been a part of YCIS-SV for more than two decades, I hold deep pride in our school, our community members, and every step of the journey that has brought us to today.
At YCIS, we embrace the unique qualities of each student and foster their growth intellectually and emotionally within a culturally enriched environment. Through an inquiry-based curriculum and a bilingual (Mandarin & English) co-teaching model, we explore the world together. Working in partnership with our families, we are dedicated to helping every student reach their fullest potential. Our goal is to ensure that students not only learn with passion but also develop the adaptability to thrive in our fast-changing world and shape the new world that lies ahead.
I am hopeful that more families will discover the exceptional educational opportunities that await here at YCIS Silicon Valley. I invite you to join us; YCIS is ready and eager to welcome you.
Assistant Head of School and Chinese Co-Principal