We strive to mould the students to be responsible future citizens, while sharpening their skills and competence to reach greater heights, with ability to solve problems being free thinking, problem solvers and decision makers and to be active participants in the affairs of the society and yet, at the same time to be tolerant and honest in all spheres of activity they embark upon.
Yoshida Shokanji International School is located in a picturesque landscaped area in Sapugaskanda, Makola. Most Venerable Banagala Upatissa Nayake Thero, Chief Sangha Nayake of Japan and the Chairman of Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka, commenced operations of Yoshida Shokanji International School in the year 2000. The school now has more than 1200 pupils from Nursery to Advanced Level, teaching both National Curriculum as well as Cambridge Curriculum.
YSIS is a unique educational establishment fostering Buddhist ethos and tradition whilst encouraging a multi-religious, multi-ethnic environment. It also conducts annual field trips, social activities and religious programmes.
Moving ahead in the educational sphere, in keeping with its objectives, the school has already progressed action for the introduction of the Cambridge curriculum by commencing extensive training for teachers under the tutelage of a panel of instructors affiliated to University of Cambridge International Examinations Board.
Plans are afoot to establish a vocational training center which should provide training courses in media and journalism, teacher training, Information Communication Technology, English, speech and drama, personality development amongst other subjects.