Our rigorous academic program equips our students to be accepted to universities and to succeed in the workplace.

These caring professionals create a nurturing environment that builds confidence and stimulates emotional and academic growth.  With close to 30 expatriate staff, and over 60 Chinese staff, SYIS has a diverse and experienced team.  Many of our teachers hold master’s degrees and bring a wide range of skills and a depth of knowledge to our academic program. SYIS is also a member of the International Schools of China (ISC) consortium with 1600 students and 250 foreign teachers and administrators from all over the world. ISC’s 26 years of successful operation in China has led to a world-class education marked by the pursuit of excellence.


We educate the whole child: mind, body, heart and community.

We believe that a truly successful school must meet the needs of the whole child. SYIS has well-established co-curricular and extra-curricular programs for both elementary and secondary students, which include visual and performing arts courses such as choir, art, and drama, as well as competitive sports, student government, service trips, and a variety of student clubs.


At SYIS, we know that proper preparation for going to a university is vital, and it starts in the elementary grades.

Our WASC accredited curriculum utilized in both the elementary and secondary classrooms has yielded proven academic results at each level of instruction.  Specifically in high school, our programs such as Advanced Placement, Model United Nations, Student Council, and a variety of other co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, allow our students to earn college credits, gain leadership skills, practice responsible living and be well-prepared for entering into universities as independent young adults.