Welcome to Yantai American School (YAS):
I am honored that you have decided to join our community of learners.
As a parent I certainly understand the importance of selecting a school for your child.
I appreciate that you are placing your trust in us and we take our responsibility for your
Child’s education very seriously.
From our beginning in the fall of 2006 until now we are committed to academic excellence in a caring environment.
We are blessed with excellent teachers and diligently recruit and retain the best teachers we can for our YAS students.
YAS is a special place, we are a “Third Culture Community”. For your child this will be more than just a school, it will be their community. Many of our parents also find their community in Yantai through the school. We look forward to the growth of our relationship with you.
Having now been operating for twelve years, we can see that a YAS education is providing good results for the students. They leave us better equipped academically and with fond memories of an outstanding education in a warm environment.
While, we are proud of our accomplishments of the past, we are excited about our plans for improvement and becoming even better in the future.
Founded in 2006 with nine students, YAS began holding classes in a two bedroom apartment in Huang Hai. The staff consisted of one paid American teacher and parent volunteers.
YAS hires teachers primarily from the U.S. Many of our teachers have teaching degrees, and all American teachers are ESL certified.
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the accrediting board of WASC. YAS received WASC accreditation in 2011 and is accreditated through June 2021.
YAS offers AP classes for high school students during after-school clubs. Students who test well are able to earn college credits.