Our Affiliations


As a school, we strive to be appreciated as an active contributor to our local and global community to deliver the best possible teaching and learning opportunities for our students. To assist with these goals, we work with a range of partner organizations who provide a variety of services that support our position as an independent school, enhance our curriculum offering, or complement our community engagement programs.

Yantai Huansheng International School is a part of the International Schools Consortium (iSC) — a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions. In addition to student involvement, all teachers attend iSC’s annual professional development conference to share best practices. The opportunity to be a part of this larger, interconnected community is just one of the many ways in which the experience is unique. iSC is a division of the LDi - Leadership Development International family of companies, an organization committed to leadership development, training, and transformation around the world.



YHIS has received full accreditation status from Cognia, the world’s largest community of education professionals. Cognia is a merger of three U.S. regional accreditation association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Cognia is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions, representing 36,000 schools in United States and 70 other nations. AdvancED was formed through a 2006 merger of the Pre-K-12 divisions of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)—and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2012. The three listed regional agencies are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and provide YHIS with a highly regarded accreditation that is renowned throughout the world.

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College Board

College Board is a not-for-profit organization that helps students with college entrance and provides educational opportunities. It also administers the SAT and other standardized tests used for college admissions. The membership association is comprised of over 6,000 member educational institutions and organizations.


The East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) is an organization founded in 1968 that consists of 165 member schools in 19 countries around East Asia. These schools have more than 138,000 pre-K to 12th grade students.


Association of China and Mongolia International Schools is a non-profit association of international schools in eastern Asia and comprises over 75 international schools from Mongolia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.


WIDA is an organization that provides language development resources to those who support the academic success of multilingual learners. They offer a comprehensive, research-based system of language standards, assessments, professional learning and educator assistance. WIDA’s trusted resources are used by more than 400 international schools throughout the world.


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