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.
As the new principal of YCIS Silicon Valley, I am delighted the school’s core values align with my own. On our first day of school, I saw how YCIS students live these values of kindness, compassion, charity and community. During recess, two brand new kindergarteners approached two fifth grade students playing ping pong. The fifth graders welcomed their younger schoolmates into the game by very dramatically missing their opponents’ shots. They made sure their kindergarten teammates had fun laughing during the game. Their kindness was infectious. This is just one example of our YCIS spirit in action.
In addition to emphasizing our core values, our curriculum provides a bilingual and language rich environment, emphasizing the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, critical thinking and problem solving. Our team of dedicated, caring teachers strives for excellence in providing a dual language environment to guide our compassionate, multicultural leaders. It is an honor to be leading a collaborative team of teachers committed to life-long learning, cross-cultural partnerships and continuous development of their craft in service of the students they teach.
At YCIS we strongly believe in the importance of teachers, parents and school leaders collaborating and communicating openly and frequently. Our many school events such as our school-wide camping trip, movie nights, cultural celebrations, and classroom-sponsored events, welcome parents, students and teachers to learn and play together.
I invite you to explore the benefits of a bilingual education at YCIS Silicon Valley! Explore the website. Check out our Facebook page. Visit our campuses. Join one of our community events. See for yourself if our YCIS community will be a great fit for your family.
We look forward to welcoming you!
Dr. Crystal Vaught, Principal