Our Story

Yangon Academy International School is a privately-held, Pre-Nursery through Grade Twelve international school located in Yangon’s Bahan Township. The School, established in 2004, is housed on two campuses – the elementary school campus for Pre-Nursery through Grade 5 students, and the nearby secondary school campus for Grade 6 through Grade 12 students. Utilizing an American curriculum with English as the primary language of instruction, Yangon Academy strives to educate the whole child with the goal of developing excellent students today so that they become ethical, global leaders tomorrow.

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Vision and Mission

  • Vision: Yangon Academy empowers each student to reach their full potential.
  • Mission: Yangon Academy is a dynamic international school that provides a challenging K-12, American-based education which prepares our students for excellence in university and life. Our community inspires students to love learning and to contribute positively within a diverse and ever-changing world.

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Schoolwide Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • Listens respectfully and asks questions to facilitate understanding
  • Presents information and ideas clearly and honestly with sensitivity to others
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate in multiple ways; e.g., speaking, writing, artistic/musical expression, kinesthetic/movement, mathematical/logical, interpersonal/social, intrapersonal/reflective, media/technology
  • Use appropriate technology as a tool to convey ideas
  • Creates, adapts and evaluates new ideas in the light of the common good
  • Thinks reflectively and creatively to evaluate and solve problems
  • Achieves excellence, originality and integrity in one’s own work
  • Recognizes and solves problems using various strategies appropriate to the situation or issue
  • Analyzes and employs the arts, media and technology to enhance the quality of life
  • Participates in leisure and fitness activities for a balanced and healthy lifestyle
  • Supports the health and safety of self and others
  • Demonstrates a robust sense of physical and emotional happiness
  • Demonstrates the skills of effective collaboration to achieve personal and group goals
  • Collaborates meaningfully, supportively, and efficiently on teams
  • Demonstrates leadership through collaboration and teamwork
  • Understands that each member of a team plays an essential role, and all roles are interdependent
  • Demonstrates a positive sense of respect for the dignity and welfare of others
  • Acts ethically, taking responsibility for one’s own actions
  • Values and honors the role of family in society
  • Embraces awareness and respect for the rights of others, both locally and globally
  • Respects and affirms the diversity and interdependence of the world’s peoples and cultures
  • Demonstrates care and concern for the environment and community
  • Uses resources wisely
  • Demonstrates attributes of passion, curiosity and inquiry
  • Continually develops one’s given potential
  • Takes risks to imagine and innovate
  • Accepts responsibility for learning

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Yangon Academy International School

A Morning Celebration of Student Achievements

On the morning of 14 November, the students and faculty of YA’s secondary school came together for a celebration of the many accomplishments and successes of the “Wolfpack”. On the athletic front, the U14 boys’ and girls’ basketball teams were recognized for winning the MISAC championships, while the U19 boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams were congratulated for their undefeated seasons and for reaching the final championship game in the league tournament. Most important, three of our athletic teams were awarded the Fair Play Award for outstanding teamwork and sportsmanship. Beyond athletics, many students were presented with Certificates of Participation and Awards for their performance on the American Math Olympiad (AMO), which highlights the school’s strengths in the study of mathematics. In their school-related endeavors, all of our students distinguish themselves in their pursuit of excellence and in their exemplary citizenship – congratulations to the Wolfpack!
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Curriculum Highlights

Welcome

Starting school is a very important and exciting time in your child’s life and in your lives, as well. On behalf of the teachers and myself, we extend a warm welcome to all our pre-school families. Our school is committed to providing a quality education for all students that develops the whole child. Our school values underpin all that we do in a supportive and caring environment to make your child’s start and the start of their learning career, the best possible experience.

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Curriculum

Our pre-primary team provide a caring environment where children, from age two, are able to learn together through a careful balance of structured play and more formal activities. Facilities are available for children to learn and play both indoors and outdoors.

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Welcome

I am so happy to welcome you, and your children as prospective elementary students at Yangon Academy for the 2016-17 academic year. For the students you will have a year filled with opportunities to learn and use new facts, information and skills. Each year our students grow academically, physically, and socially, while also becoming more responsible and independent. As one of our students you will know our teachers will help you to be the best you can be!

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Curriculum

The Yangon Academy Elementary School includes Kindergarten to grade five. Applicants must be the specified age for each grade by 1 September. The majority of our elementary students first successfully attended our Early Childhood Center program. From its beginning 13 years ago the school’s purpose has been to provide the very best English language education possible using an U.S.-based curriculum at a lower tuition than the few international schools of that time period.

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Welcome

Welcome to the 2016-2017 version of our new school website. We hope these pages will prove helpful and interesting!

It has been my honor and happiness to watch our middle school section continue to develop over the last several years. I’m David Miller, the Secondary Principal and Director for Yangon Academy.

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Curriculum

The Middle School program at Yangon Academy offers a challenging curriculum using a wide variety of American textbooks and materials. We also use high quality materials and resources from other publishers from around the world, together with the ever-increasing multitude of internet-based options. Topics and processes in English encountered include in-depth discussion and text analysis in world literature, guided practice in writing, grammar, spelling, speaking, and listening techniques, among others.

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Welcome

Welcome to the 2016-2017 version of our new school website. We hope these pages will prove helpful and interesting!

It has been my honor and happiness to watch our secondary section continue to develop over the last several years. I’m David Miller, the Secondary Principal and Director for Yangon Academy. We had our third graduating class of Seniors last year, and this years' group are now getting their paperwork and SATs ready for university admissions decisions for 2017-2018. It's an exciting time.

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Curriculum

The high school program at Yangon Academy offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum using a wide variety of American textbooks and materials. We also use high quality materials and resources from other publishers from around the world, together with the ever-increasing multitude of internet-based options. Topics and processes in English encountered include in-depth discussion and text analysis in world literature, guided practice in writing, grammar, spelling, speaking, and listening techniques, among others.

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