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vision and mission

Yogyakarta Independent School provides a stimulating environment for young people to become caring, curious and critical thinkers. We empower our students to become relevant and to make a difference in a rapidly changing world by maintaining due respect for intercultural diversity, human values and professional integrity. Our students are ready to aim high when pursuing their personal ambitions; at the same time they support the aspirations of others by sharing their knowledge, skills and experience, and by committing to lifelong learning. 

Welcome to YIS

A message from the Principal

Welcome to Yogyakarta Independent School (YIS), Yogyakarta’s flagship for international education. YIS is Yogya’s first and only authorized International Baccalaureate World School.

YIS is a school that thrives on connection: connection between what is learned within the walls of the classrooms and what is experienced in the outside world, connection between students and teachers, connection between the students themselves, and connection between parents and teachers.

Just as community is at the very heart of all that we do, so is our culture of learning. This culture demands the use of effective teaching and learning practices, with a focus on global issues through significant and relevant content.

As educators, we are privileged to play an active role in enhancing the personal and academic development of all our students. We encourage students to envision and create the world they want to live in, while preparing them to succeed in the life they choose.

The YIS Vision and Mission statement centers on developing learners who are actively engaged with the world around them. This Vision remains our compass in all decisions and actions. We encourage curiosity, compassion, and respect for cultural diversity. Likewise, the aim of an IB education is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world (International Baccalaureate, 2018). The partnership between the IB and YIS is based on a shared philosophy and ethos.

I hope that your association with YIS will prove to be enriching, inspiring, engaging, and fun. If you wish to inquire more about our school and its programs, please contact our front office for tours, ‘trial’ classes, or registration information.


Kimberly Kingry
YIS Principal