Coming in 2019…
The YIS campus is currently situated on Jalan Cendrawasih. However, a new centrally located campus is being built on grounds along Jalan Cendrawasih in Desa Sinduadi, south of the North Ring Road near the junction of Jalan Malalang. The first phase is due to be completed in time for YIS’s 30th anniversary on 30 May 2019. The new campus will include a botanical garden, an Olympic-size sports field, an athletics running track, basketball court and new buildings that will accommodate up to 400 students.
There are three components to the new campus: the school buildings, the outdoor sports facilities, and the botanical gardens. The school buildings comprise a string of distinct sections for Early Years, Primary, Junior and Senior High School, along with classroom facilities, art and music studios, libraries, laboratories, a canteen and auditorium, as well as boarding facilities, a club house, a culinary academy, and a sports academy. The sport fields include an athletic track, soccer and hockey fields, as well as tennis and basketball courts. The botanical gardens include a small rain forest, along with sections for farming, horticulture, nurseries and spice gardens.
The location of the new campus, which covers an area of 6.5 hectares, used to be open land that was once used for growing sugar cane and local fish farming. Incorporated into the landscaping of the new campus are waterways that create three “islands”; these waterways will help to cool the micro climate on campus, and also serve as a drainage system and fresh water reservoirs for irrigation. This land was endorsed to YIS in 2015 by Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, the Governor of Yogyakarta.