The YHIS Story


Yantai Huasheng International School (YHIS) is an independent, coeducational, tuition-based, international school located in Yantai, China. YHIS is Yantai’s first English language international school licensed by the Shandong Provincial Government. Since the beginning of the school in 2016, the school’s enrollment on the first day of school has grown significantly from 121 students in 2016, to 145 students in 2017 and to 166 in 2018, ranging from our Early Childhood program through Grade 12. Our students represent an international community, and as such, our students enroll at various points of the year. Our application process is open on a rolling basis with the school year beginning mid-August and concludes mid-June of the following year. To support our international community who may come at different times of the year, admissions happen on a roving basis with the school year beginning in the middle of August and ending in mid-June of the following year.

iSC Purpose Statement

International Schools Consortium is committed to providing transformative,

holistic K12 education to develop globally-minded individuals who learn, love, and lead.


World-class servant leaders raised up in every vocation

American Curriculum

At YHIS, we strive to create a positive learning environment for all of our students. Based on the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) standards, which is common core aligned, our students are engaged in various programs. Whether through our inquiry-based science curriculum or thematic social studies units, students are being prepared to become lifelong learners.

“YHIS believes that every child can learn and can achieve more than they believe they can”

Curriculum Review

As part of the iSC system of schools, the curriculum undergoes a review every five years. A thorough review process is conducted over a period of time in five stages. Each school year, two to three subject areas are reviewed at the iSC-China level.


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

AdvancED 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.