The Youth Initiative High School was founded in 1996 when a group of high school students from the Viroqua area decided to take responsibility for their education.
YIHS pursues a balance of academic rigor in the sciences, humanities, and foreign languages, compassion and cooperation in social life, and creativity and excellence in the practical and fine arts.
YIHS is an independent high school and does not receive substantial funds from federal, state, or local government. Tuition at YIHS is arranged on a flexible basis in order to enable students from families of all income levels to participate in the school, with several students each year working to pay their own tuition. YIHS has been recognized as a Developing Member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and our graduates have been accepted to colleges and universities throughout the United States and overseas.