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, utilizes American curriculum standards, 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 they become responsible global citizen-leaders  tomorrow.

Yangon Academy further distinguishes itself by providing an affordable, high-quality education to the children of Myanmar as well as to children of the city’s expanding expatriate community: Yangon Academy is a school that embraces Myanmar’s many traditions and diverse cultures while offering a rigorous 21st Century, globally-minded education.

This dynamic approach to learning is best reflected in the composition of its faculty and staff. All grade-levels are staffed by both experienced, credentialed international teachers, mainly from the U.S. and Canada, and by Myanmar faculty and teaching assistants. Collaborating as a team of dedicated educators, our faculty provides each Yangon Academy student with an outstanding level of personal care and intellectual challenge. In return, our motivated and respectful students inspire the faculty every day; and, together, the faculty and students of Yangon Academy, continually seek to create a vibrant community of learners and leaders.

Vision and Mission

  • Vision: Yangon Academy empowers students 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.

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
  • Uses 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 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

Global Competency at Yangon Academy

Global Competency represents the knowledge and understanding as well as the skills and habits to act on issues of global significance: By striving to develop Global Competency, Yangon Academy students are empowered, “to contribute positively within a diverse and ever-changing world”. Toward these ends, Yangon Academy International School has embedded within our SLOs the Four Domains for global competency as developed by the Asia Society & the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO-United States)

At Yangon Academy, globally-competent students are able to…