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We are a day and boarding school in Dalian.

Dalian American International School (DAIS) facilitates a challenging, collaborative, and responsive learning environment that develops student intellect, character, and health. At DAIS, every learner strives to achieve personal excellence and contributes to the global community.
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At DAIS, every learner achieves personal excellence and contributes to the global community.
Dr. Richard Swann
Head of School
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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

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WHY CHOOSE US?

We are an international school in Dalian, educating students from ages 4-17 years old. Students experience a broad range of academic subjects and co-curricular activities delivered by an experienced staff of international educators. DAIS is committed to providing a positive and nurturing environment that promotes learning and discovery. Optimum student/teacher ratios are maintained to provide students with the support they need to fully develop their skills and talents.
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Our Mission
Dalian American International School facilitates a challenging, collaborative, and responsive learning environment that develops student intellect, character, and health. At DAIS, every learner strives to achieve personal excellence and contributes to the global community.
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Our Vision
Dalian American International School bridges the educational experiences of international and Chinese national students in an attractive, well-resourced and up-to-date educational facility. Building upon our rich local history, culture and beautiful natural environment, we inspire students to be leaders serving local and global communities.
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Our Vision

Through collaboration, the application of learned knowledge and skills, and reflection, students solve authentic problems inside and outside the school walls, thereby developing an appreciation for diverse points of view, respect for each other as unique individuals, and (his or her own) personal excellence.

Our students and graduates are systematic problem-solvers who apply their knowledge and skills in designing innovative solutions to local and global issues. They are critical and creative thinkers and lifelong learners, who are prepared to graduate from high-quality educational institutions and pursue meaningful career opportunities. Most importantly, their community sees them as compassionate, ethical, and socially responsible. 

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School Wide Learner Outcomes
We are committed to an inclusive educational model that supports all learners in becoming skilled innovators, critical thinkers and problem solvers. Our goal is to let all students achieve the qualities of the School Wide Learner Outcomes (SWLO).
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School Wide Learner Outcomes
I. Learners will become respectful and trustworthy global citizens that demonstrate strong character through responsible, fair, and caring actions.

II. Learners will exhibit resilience, courage, initiative, creativity, and curiosity as they pursue personal excellence in intellect and health.

III. Learners will become skilled innovators, critical thinkers, and problem solvers who are technologically literate.

IV. Learners will appreciate and reflect on the influences of cultures in their interactions with others.

V. Learners will contribute to the interdependent world around them through inquiry and action. 

ADMISSIONS

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  • Highly personalized admissions process
  • Individual support and care
  • Professional admission guidance
  • 1:1 school tour
  • Application form to be completed
  • Application is reviewed
  • Admissions interview and & assessment
  • Offer of school placement
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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING

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Student Led Initiative Awarded $26,000 NAE Social Impact Grant
Curious Kids is a STEM program providing quality education and hands-on experience to children in Dalian.
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Intercultural Dialogue: "The King and I" Musical at DAIS
This year the Performing Arts Department produced the classic musical play about East meets West.
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Accreditations and Associations

DAIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is a member of the East Asian Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS). We are also an International School Services (ISS) affiliate school.
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