COVID-19 Information and Updates

With the health and safety of our students as our top priority, our leadership teams have continuously monitored information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and our host countries’ government officials for guidance. As of March 12, 2020, our four campuses are closed with students evacuated. Plans continue to evolve to support students and their families for the remainder of the academic year, including the transition back to sending schools or to SYA's innovative online option.  Online learning will fully launch on March 23. 

SYA Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

March 23: Launched online classes for SYA France and Spain students.

March 16: Launched online classes for SYA Italy students.

March 12: Initiated mandatory evacuation of students from SYA Spain and France following the March 11th U.S. Government announcement of travel restrictions from identified European countries.

March 4: Initiated mandatory evacuation of students at SYA Italy following the Italian Minister of Education’s decision to close schools. SYA China students were notified they would not be continuing the year in Italy. Families were given the option to return to their sending high schools or continue with SYA online.

February 25-28: Advised SYA China and Italy parents about Italian government actions.

February 6: Launched online classes for SYA China students.

January 28: Assisted SYA China families with options for completing school year: either return to high school or complete year with SYA in Beijing or transfer to SYA Italy.

January 27: Initiated mandatory evacuation of students at SYA China following Chinese Government mandated school closures and travel restrictions.