The YCIS Admissions Team looks forward to providing you with friendly, efficient service, and a smooth admissions process when you inquire or apply to our Preschool, Elementary or Middle School programs.

We welcome applications from eligible students from a diversity of backgrounds without regard to race, religion, gender, language, economic status, national or ethnic origin.

We accept students with or without Mandarin experience at all grade levels.

YCIS Silicon Valley is a unique learning community that embraces the best of East and West. YCIS families are not only committed to providing their children with an excellent academic foundation in both English and Chinese, but have a strong desire to ensure their children grow into confident, articulate, thoughtful and compassionate individuals. We believe in partnering with parents to create the best possible environment for children to learn and grow as well-rounded citizens of the world. We seek families who share and support the YCIS philosophy, objectives, and values that shape our community.

To be eligible to apply:

  • Preschoolers must be two years old before the first day of school (August 17, 2016).
  • Preschoolers three years old and older must be fully potty-trained.
  • Kindergarteners must be five years old by September 1.

For detailed questions about eligibility, please contact Admissions directly.

Children with enrolled siblings at YCIS receive priority in the admissions process. Applicants may be waitlisted in the event a program or grade level is full.

YCIS Network of Schools – Internal Transfer

Enrolled YCIS students may transfer (without application fee or extensive paperwork) to any school in our network that includes Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, and Qingdao (in China), and Silicon Valley (in the US).

These internal transfer applicants need to meet the eligibility requirements of the local government, and may be re-assessed for admission and placement.


Tel: (650)903-0986
Fax: (650)903-0976
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