Welcome to the Yantai American School Community!

We are glad that you have chosen our school for your student. YAS is a warm environment filled with a staff who love children. As a parent myself, I understand that your child’s education is a priority and selecting a quality school is one of your most important decisions.

Founded in 2006 by a man of vision, our school is deeply committed to providing a safe and engaging environment of academic excellence for Yantai’s expatriate community. We are a Kindergarten through grade twelve school with academic programs and curriculum that are college preparatory and result in an American High School Diploma. Our motto is, “An excellent education in an enriching environment.”


At YAS we focus on the whole child, by teaching strong academics as well as shaping character development. We care about the global citizen your child will grow to be. A former staff member said of YAS, “The unifying theme on our campus is to provide a rich education in English focused on character development that supports students on their journey towards gaining access to the finest colleges in the United States and worldwide.” Our graduates go on to colleges all around the world. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges in the United States has fully accredited our school and we are members of the College Board.


Our teaching staff has gained a positive reputation for excellence. We take pride in our teachers and strive to hire only the best candidates who live out their passion for children and education. However, it is not only our American staff we are proud of. Every member of our staff community is here to serve and make YAS the best it can be: from the guards, custodians and bus monitors to the office staff and teaching assistants. You can expect your child’s school experience to be a positive one.


Again, let me welcome you to YAS!


Mrs. Regina Funderburk

Head of School