Two students walking outside the school

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

Join us for a virtual event to explore the YCIS bilingual experience.


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We would love to connect with you!  To keep you, our teachers and our students safe, our admission events will be virtual. Whether you prefer a one-to-one conversation, a group event or both, we welcome you to join us to explore YCIS.

Our priority application deadline for the 2021/22 school year has passed. At this time, we are no longer considering preschool applications. To be added to an interest list for preschool, please email For space availability in our K-8 program, please contact Admissions by email, phone or our inquiry form.

Chat with Admissions

Let’s start a conversation!  Schedule a personal Zoom meeting with Jennifer Chapa, Head of Admissions. Discuss your questions as you explore schools for your child and learn about YCIS, our preschool or K-8 programs and the admission process.  Schedule an appointment by emailing Jennifer at to find a time that works for you.

School Tours

Preschool Campus (199 East Middlefield Road):  A pre-recorded campus walk-through video will be available in mid-October. Our preschool coordinators show you the classrooms and play spaces on our preschool campus as part of an interactive presentation about our preschool program. This will be shared with anyone who inquires about our preschool program. Click on the Register Here button above to express your interest in learning more.

K-8 Campus (310 Easy Street):  If conditions allow later in the fall, we will offer campus walk-throughs on a weekend. For detailed information about our programs, which typically would be provided on a tour, we invite you to schedule a Zoom chat with Admissions or request additional information with the Register Here button above.

Question & Answer Sessions

Virtual Q&A Session (Preschool):  Join Preschool Coordinator Vivian Qian and Preschool Assistant Coordinator Carolyn Macaluso for an informal question and answer session about our inquiry-based, dual language early childhood program (for ages 2-5).

Click on the Register Here button above to register for this event:

October 20, 2020, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

November 17, 2020, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

January 19, 2021, 2:00-3:00 p.m.


Virtual Q&A Session (K-8 Program):  Join School Principal Dr. Crystal Vaught for an informal question and answer session about YCIS’s dual language, whole child education for grades K-8. Dr. Vaught welcomes your questions about our educational philosophy and practices, academic curriculum, social emotional learning and character development, school life and parent involvement in our East-West learning community.

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November 6, 2020, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

January 22, 2021, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Explore Kindergarten!

A virtual event for the whole family!  Meet our Kindergarten teachers and enjoy stories and activities together virtually. Families who have inquired or applied for Kindergarten for 2021-22 will be invited to a “meet the teacher” event in mid-January.

We welcome you to register for all events using the Register Here button at the top of this page. For any questions, you can also email or call (650) 903 0986 and we’ll be happy to help.