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A look into our community

See what life at DAIS is like for all who live here.

A home away from home, our community is a welcoming campus for parents and students from all walks of life. Daily life here is full of things to do, see, and experience while maintaining healthy habits, relationships and learning.

An Intro to Dalian American International School

Dalian American International School (DAIS) serves the educational needs of the children of foreign residents who hold a valid foreign passport and are living in Dalian, China and neighboring areas.

At Dalian American International School, 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. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about what DAIS can offer.


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Lower Elementary

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Upper Elementary

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Middle School

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Upcoming Events

  1. Principal Coffee

    October 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Halloween

    October 29 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Monster Mash

    October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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What our parents say

  • DAIS is a splendid place for kids that want to learn, build character, be part of a mosaic community and above all having fun while studying and preparing for the future.

    Adam and Seema Alatif | Montreal, Canada
  • It is a very relaxing environment for my kids to grow at a pace that fits their needs. The community is very friendly and supportive – like a family. The school has given all of my children a true global view, pushed them out of their comfort zones, and given them opportunities to grow into the leaders and global citizens they are today.

    Peiching Lee | San Jose, California USA
  • DAIS is a great community with caring staff and parents and excellent educators who care about the students and give them the attention and tools they need to learn and excel.

    Ladon Ghalili | China/US
  • One of the important things is that my daughter immediately felt welcomed at DAIS and when the kids are happy the family is happy too. The sports teams at DAIS have made my daughter and I feel very positive. I love the emotions of the players during games.

    Graham & Linda Murray | Greenock, Scotland, UK
  • When we decided to leave the US and move our five young children to China, we experienced the same fears, doubts, and concerns that you would expect any parent to feel. The DAIS community has been a tremendous blessing in our lives! What we feared could be a negative, was quickly turned into a positive and what we thought might be a trial, is now viewed as a tremendous blessing! Frankly speaking, we could not have done this overseas assignment without DAIS.

    Ben and Aubrey Fullmer | Saratoga Springs, Utah, USA

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.