YCIS - Academics Overview

Blending the best of East + West
in a challenging, creative curriculum

YCIS Silicon Valley students discover themselves as they discover the world.

From preschool through grade 8, students embrace our bilingual curriculum as they

prepare to become the exceptional multicultural leaders of tomorrow.

Our Programs

Preschool (2-5 years)

Gaining confidence and independence in a joyful, hands-on, bilingual learning environment.

Transitional Kindergarten (4-5 years)

Ease into the more challenging content and expectations of kindergarten.

Kindergarten (5 years)

Designed to support children’s transition to elementary school from a preschool and transitional kindergarten environment.

Elementary (K-5)

Building life skills and exploring personal passions through a challenging, globally-minded curriculum.

Middle School (6-8)

Preparing compassionate, smart future leaders for a global world where East meets West.

Chinese Studies

YCIS ignites a love of Chinese language and culture in our students, so that they become flexible, open thinkers and graduate with confidence in both Mandarin and English.

Music Program

Music and creativity abound at YCIS, one of the very few schools that begins violin instruction in Kindergarten — the ideal instrument for supporting new language skills.

Give your child the confidence to explore, adapt and succeed as a globally aware citizen of our world. Learn more about YCIS.