Dalian American International School


Dalian American International School opened with a K-8 program in 2006. In 2015-2016, the school serves over 470 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. In 2010, the school expanded its educational offerings by adding the Huamei Academy, a secondary school for Chinese national students. The school is committed to developing well-rounded and well-educated young people with a strong sense of personal and social responsibility. Dalian American International School is managed by International Schools Services, which provides support in the operational and developmental aspects of the school. DAIS is fully accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Council of International Schools, and the Chinese National Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development. Teachers benefit from the school’s membership in EARCOS and the professional development opportunities it offers. Students participate in sports competitions and arts festivals with other international schools in Asia through its affiliation with ACAMIS. The beautiful campus is located on the Golden Pebble Beach Resort near the Dalian Development Area and offers students and residents a track and field, gymnasium, and pool complex. The newest addition on the campus, a purpose-designed and built elementary school, will begin serving students this fall.


Dalian American International School

Location Category:





No. 2 Dianchi Road
Golden Pebble Beach National Resort
Dalian 116650


473 Students PreK-12


Advanced Placement (AP), United States


65 faculty members, including 50 U.S. citizens, 7 third-country nationals, 7 host-country nationals, and 1 U.K. citizen


50% of health benefits are paid by the school including health insurance, local clinic membership, and dental insurance. School pays Chinese taxes on salary. Retirement plan provides dollar for dollar matching amount up to 5% of base salary. Five times per week shopping bus. Mandarin lessons.

School Year:

August – June

Year Founded:


Average Class Size:

Elementary: 14, Secondary: 20


Badminton, Basketball, Cross-Country, Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball


Knowledge Bowl, Robotics, Sustainability, National Honor Society, Service Learning

Campus Information:

City (or closest city): Dalian, Location Type: Suburban, Campus Size (hectares): 20, No of Buildings: 5, No of Campuses: 1, No of Classrooms: 93, No of volumes in Library: 18, 000, No of computer labs: 3

Physical Facilities:

Art Room(s): 2, Auditorium(s): 0, Cafeteria(s): 3, Covered play area(s): 0, Gymnasium(s): 1, Infirmary(ies): 1, Playing field(s): 1, Science lab(s): 3, Swimming pool(s): 1, Tennis court(s): 1, Air Conditioning: Yes