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We’re shaping a generation of successful and resilient global citizens, who leave our schools with everything they need for success – whatever they choose to be or do in life.


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.
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.
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.
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.

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).
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.
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Our Story
Founded in 2006, the Dalian American International School (DAIS) was formed through the collaborative efforts of Intel Corporation, International School Services and Ms. Lisa Liang, CEO of the Honor Roll Company. Since its inception, DAIS has provided every student with an opportunity to achieve personal excellence and to contribute to the global community.
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In 2004, in order to attract more foreign investors, the government of Dalian Development Area (DDA) initiated a proposal to establish local international schools and formed 3 delegation teams to visit the Honor Roll School in the US. The same year Intel Corporation was seeking an optimal location for their fab in China. Before sending expats to China, the company had to ensure that its employees would have access to a high caliber International School that can serve a multinational community, so that its students can matriculate back into the top tier schools in their home countries.

In 2005, Lisa Liang, Intel Corporation, and International School Services, an international nonprofit organization, teamed up to launch DAIS. A decision was reached that a school similar in philosophy and quality as that of the Houston Honor Roll School was to be established in the DDA. A state-of-the-art school equipped with leading-edge computers and technologies was constructed in the Golden Pebble Beach Resort in the suburbs of Dalian to serve the children of foreign nationals living in the surrounding area.

The school opened its doors in October 2006 with only 7 international students from kindergarten through fifth grade. The international student community at DAIS has grown every year, and today the school has a total enrollment of more than 300 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Most parents of the children attending DAIS are employed by multi-national corporations operating in the DDA.

In 2010, the Dalian Huamei School (DHS), a grade 9-12 boarding high school for Chinese nationals was founded. In the spring of 2018, the Dalian Huamei Bilingual School (DHBS) was also established which offers a 1st through 9th grade compulsory Chinese education taught in the Chinese language in addition to western courses taught in English. This unique structural design allows the international students to engage and integrate with the Chinese culture, while the Chinese students interact and work alongside their international counterparts, forming an inter-connected global community. In 2014, the DHS was awarded the “Best Feature International School” at the English Education Industry Annual Conference in Beijing.

In the fall of 2020, DAIS/DHS joined the Nord Anglia Education (NAE) family of schools, China’s longest standing international education provider. This partnership allows all DAIS and DHS students the opportunity to participate in Nord Anglia’s global programs, and to connect and learn with other students around the world through unique experiences and curricula, including partnerships with some of the world’s leading organizations such as UNICEF, Juilliard and MIT. DAIS has also maintained its affiliation with International School Services. DAIS and DHS now enroll more than 700 students representing some 30 nations and rank among the best international schools in China.


We’re proud to say that our students achieve excellent academic results and springboard to the top universities in the world. But that’s just part of the story because our education is much more than academic achievement.

We help our students to think outside the box in a creative and innovative learning environment. Our highly qualified teaching staff encourage them to have a positive attitude to solving problems through our, modern approach to learning and academic rigor. While at DAIS, your child will experience life as part of a multicultural community with access to a purpose-built, well resourced, and spacious campus with cutting-edge facilities.
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Here’s what parents in our community say about Dalian American International School: 
Grade 2, USA Parent
San Jose, California
“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.” 
Grade 10, China/US Parent
“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.” 
Pre-K, UK Parent
Greenock, Scotland
“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.” 
Grade 8, USA Parent
Saratoga Springs, UTAH
“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 positive move! Frankly speaking, we could not have done this overseas assignment without DAIS. ”
Grade 9, Canada Parent
“DAIS is a splendid place for kids that want to learn, build character, be part of a mosaic community and above all have fun while studying and preparing for the future.” 


Exceptional teachers make exceptional schools, and our educators are some of the very best. We believe this job is the most important job in the world. The teachers are the school.

Passionate about inspiring young minds and helping students thrive, our teachers never stop learning through local and global, continuous professional development programs – something that attracts talent both in China and from around the world. Discover how to join our school family.
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