The YIA Story

Yantai Aihua Bilingual School is a K to 12 school licensed by Yantai Education Bureau. It has approximately 3000 students and 400 staff from various places of China and is equiped with modern teaching and boarding facilities.

Yantai International Academy is an international division of Yantai Aihua Bilingual School. It's a tuition-based, high school program located in Yantai, China. YIA offers a hybrid Chinese and North American curriculum with an international outlook, preparing students for English-speaking universities. YIA will allow Chinese students to realize the strengths an international education has to offer while retaining Chinese characteristics.

YIA Purpose Statement

YIA is committed to providing transformative, holistic education to develop globally-minded individuals who learn, love, and lead.


YIA is accredited by Cognia (formerly known as AdvancED) accrediting agencies, which are recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Our learning outcomes

From your first day through to graduation.


  • I treat myself and every person with intrinsic value and purpose.
  • I strategically use the gifts and talents that I have to accomplish bigger purposes.
  • I look for deeper meaning and explanations and I am not content with appearances or easy answers.


  • I investigate and explore by asking questions and critically thinking about the answers.
  • I am eager for authentic knowledge, wisdom, and understanding.
  • I refuse to let others do my thinking for me or cheat myself out of learning opportunities.


  • I can see and understand people, things, or situations clearly.
  • I use knowledge to make wise choices and judgments, speak the truth, and live with integrity.


  • I value people, and so I invest in communication, language learning, and understanding the cultures in which I live.
  • I collaborate effectively and respectfully with people from any culture.
  • I build and maintain healthy relationships with others in my lives.


  • I show empathy for others and look for ways to make a difference.
  • I listen carefully and think deeply to determine the best response or action.
  • I know how to speak perceptively about what I believe.


  • I take risks and boldly do what is best.
  • I am willing to ask questions and make mistakes.
  • I persist in thinking, inquiring, and discussing even in the presence of threat or fear.


  • I have an accurate picture of my abilities, thinking neither too highly or too lowly of myself.
  • I acknowledge my limitations and my need for help, as well as accept criticism and demonstrate a teachable spirit.
  • I demonstrate good sportsmanship.


  • I make available my gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm to serve the needs of those around me.
  • I show love towards the world around me by being a responsible caretaker of our resources.


  • I strive for excellence and practice diligence to get things right; I don’t give up.
  • I respectfully communicate until I am understood and question until I understand.
  • I approach challenges with tenacity, creativity and thinking.