Two students walking outside the school

We welcome you to visit and experience for yourself our welcoming, best-of-both worlds community!

Visit us for one of our weekly tours to see our teachers and students in action on a typical school day, or join us for an open house event to meet our teachers and explore the YCIS bilingual experience.


Click the button below to register for Tours and Open Houses:


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Update for Shelter in Place:

School tours and campus visits are postponed. We hope to be able to welcome you to campus during the 2020/21 school year once it is safe to do so.  You are welcome to reach out to us by email to ask questions about our school, programs and admissions process or to arrange a time for a conversation. We would love to connect with you!

If we are unable to provide on-site tours, we will provide virtual tours and information events. Complete our inquiry form to receive updates about upcoming events in the fall. You can also return to this webpage for updates during the summer.

For inquiries about space availability for the 2020/21 school year, please contact

School Tours

We offer small group School Tours weekly throughout the school year. See our classrooms in action, learn about the curriculum, and ask questions about our programs. Tours last about an hour.

Preschool Tours (Preschool Campus, 199 East Middlefield Road) – most Thursdays 9:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. from September to May. Tours fill up quickly. Please plan to register about a month in advance.

K-8 Campus Tours (K-8 Campus, 310 Easy Street) – most Wednesdays at 9:00am or 10:30 a.m. during the school year.

Middle School Tours and Shadow Days (K-8 Campus, 310 Easy Street) – personal tours are available by appointment for families exploring our middle school program. Students who would like to experience a day in the life of middle school are welcome to schedule a shadow day.

For questions about scheduling tours and shadow days, contact us by email or call Admissions at 650 903 0986.

First Look Friday – Open House for Parents

New this year!  We welcome parents to explore YCIS. This open house event is for parents of children entering any grade level (preschool to 8th grade) who are curious to learn more about YCIS’s bilingual educational journey through elementary and middle school. Meet School Principal Dr. Crystal Vaught and our K-8 Chinese Studies curriculum coordinator for an introduction to our dual language program and visit our classrooms on our K-8 Campus.

Location:  K-8 Campus, 310 Easy Street, Mountain View, CA 94043.

October 25, 2019, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

November 15, 2019, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Explore Kindergarten! – Family Event

Families of Pre-Kindergarteners (four and five year olds) are invited to Explore Kindergarten together and meet our teachers in their classrooms. Children enjoy exploring activities with our Kindergarten teachers, while parents learn more about YCIS’s bilingual curriculum.

Location: Kindergarten Classrooms, K-8 Campus, 310 Easy Street, Mountain View, CA 94043.

December 7, 2019, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Preschool Open House – Family Event

Families are invited to meet our preschool teachers and explore open classroom activities. An optional presentation will be offered for parents to learn more about our inquiry-based bilingual preschool experience.

Location:  Preschool Campus, 199 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA 94043.

January 11, 2020, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

We welcome you to register for all tours and opens houses using the Register Here button at the top of this page. For any questions, please email or call (650) 903 0986.