YCIS Philosophy

Cultivating Global Citizens Who Will Make a Difference in Our Changing World

At the root of our philosophy is the blend of Eastern and Western cultures. At YCIS, we are committed to developing a unique international education. One that is not restricted to a single national curriculum. One that embraces multicultural perspectives and viewpoints. One that cultivates care and compassion and inspires students to make a difference in our ever-changing world.

Our Mission

Yew Chung International School Silicon Valley is committed to aligning with – Science and Technology – Culture and Arts – Love and Charity.


Our Commitment

YCIS Silicon Valley’s English-Chinese dual language program transforms generations of students into bilingual, compassionate multicultural leaders, exhibiting strong community values and academic excellence.


Our Values

Founded with the aim of educating students to develop good character and sound knowledge –  the two pillars of society – YCIS schools continue to instill strong values and support students in developing a strong moral compass. At YCIS Silicon Valley, we cultivate respect, friendship, creativity, gratitude, humility, generosity, commitment, kindness, patience, peace, and honesty in all we do.


Our Principles and Practices

  • We believe that the core purpose of education is character formation, and it is the most important shared responsibility of the school and home.
  • We believe that each child is unique, with innate talents and gifts that should be nurtured to the fullest potential.
  • We believe that quality student-teacher relationships are at the heart of meaningful engagement, leading to highly effective learning and teaching.
  • We believe that Learning Communities best enable students and teachers to creatively and holistically explore different fields of knowledge, fostering individual and collaborative learning skills that are critical for the 21st Century.
  • We believe in equipping our graduates with a deep respect for and understanding of world cultures, mastery of Chinese and English, plus proficiency in other modern languages, as well as a strong commitment to meeting challenges of their generation.