Middle School

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Our middle school students enjoy a variety of new learning experiences, and receive all the support they need to grow and mature well.

A warm welcome from our Principal

tobin holden Secondary Principal yantai huasheng international school staff

Welcome to Middle School at Yantai Huasheng International School!

The middle school years are full of transition and change. Our goal as educators is to meet students where they are, both academically and socially, to aid them in becoming lifelong learners and world-changers. We hope that every student will leave Yantai Huasheng knowing they have purpose, that they are loved, that they are cared for, and that they are valued.

Children between the ages of 10–14 experience tremendous physical, social, and cognitive growth. We are first and foremost an academic institution, but we take great care to help students reach their full potential as their minds, bodies, and social circles expand. We recognize that while middle school serves as a bridge between elementary and high school, there is so much more richness and depth that is necessary in the middle school experience.

To those who already have children in middle school at Yantai Huasheng International School, thank you for sharing your students with us. To those who are looking at Yantai Huasheng as a potential school for your child, I hope that you take some time to consider walking down the road of education with us. We’d love you to join us as part of our family.

Tobin Holden

Secondary Principal

Bringing the curriculum to life

two male students working with robotics at yantai huasheng international school middle school


In Grade 6 science, students learn about characteristics of living things and human body systems. They also study weather, climates, and human impact on the Earth. Our seventh graders will receive some basic chemistry, along with learning about the formation of Earth’s landforms and how humans use natural resources. Grade 8 science focuses on formation of the Earth and its history, including fossils and soil levels. Force, motion, and electricity will also be studied.

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English language arts

English Language Arts are an integrally important part of our middle-level program that all students study. Students are challenged to grow from their individual starting points: in their speaking, listening, reading and writing. All of which are necessary in preparing for future success at high school. Our program uses a balanced mixture of non-fiction and fiction, and places a heavy emphasis on writing and grammar.

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Grade 6 math covers basic pre-algebraic and geometric concepts such as whole number operations, integers, decimals, fractions, percentages, variables and data displays. In Grade 7, students delve into pre-algebra, with a focus on solving equations—from simple one-step to complex multi-step equations. Problem-solving is the core of Grade 8 Algebra I, where we explore exponent rules, polynomials, solving and graphing linear equations, two-variable inequalities and more.

two male students creating art at yantai huasheng international school middle school

Visual arts

We introduce students to the elements and principles of design, and teach basic drawing painting and sculpting skills so they can understand process and materials. Our goal is to help students move through the stages involved in creative problem solving, idea generation and artistic expression.

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Performing arts

In Middle School choir, students share the joy of singing, learning vocal technique, music theory, and sight-singing as we explore a variety of songs and choral literature. Students in Middle School band learn to read music notation and perform with proper technique. The goal of Middle School drama is for students to develop confidence with speaking and performing in front of an audience, to improve their English pronunciation, and to learn some basic acting techniques.

yantai huasheng international school middle school students playing frisbee outside

Physical education

Our PE program gives students a physical outlet during the school day, and teaches them important skills for enjoying recreational and competitive athletics. Students learn more about strength training and cardiovascular health in our our fitness room; while classes held in our gym and sports field create an inclusive atmosphere where students can try new sports and build their confidence.

Student experiences

one female yantai huasheng international school middle school student throwing a frisbee


We have a fantastic athletics program that grows our students in the knowledge of the sport and then teaches them how to compete at their highest levels. In Middle School, every student enjoys equal playing time in games and tournaments. The emphasis is on students learning the rules, skills, and strategies of the sports they’re playing: soccer, volleyball and basketball.

four yantai huasheng international school middle school students playing ukuleles together

Concerts and performances

Public performance is a fantastic way for young learners to develop confidence, and is an integral part of our program. Throughout the year, Middle School students showcase what they’re learning for peers and parents at seasonal performances in the winter and spring. Our students develop a strong appreciation of the community, character, and creativity that are built by singing, playing, and creating music together.

yantai huasheng international school middle school students team building activity outside


Clubs are a great way to help develop well-rounded students. We sponsor a number of activities that give Middle School students an opportunity to explore and excel in a particular sport, hobby, or area of interest such as… Reading Club; Model United Nations; Newspaper/Yearbook; Engineering; Science Fair; Science Journal Reading; Pep Band; Robotics; 3D Printing; Fashion Magazine Club; and Ceramics.

Our Middle School teaching team

Melodie Miller

MS Science

Maria Rauhala

MS Character Education

Chan Lee

MS Social Studies

John Jin

MS Math

nargesh kaur MS English Language Arts yantai huasheng international school teachers
Nargesh Kaur

MS English Language Arts

Ryan Hinnings


Bonnie Zhong

Fine Arts

Lexi Forstrom

Fine Arts

Ling Bower

Fine Arts

Recognized for excellence

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Yantai Huasheng International School is accredited by Cognia, the largest education improvement organization in the world—demonstrating our commitment to learners, teachers, leaders and communities.

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