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Welcome to the Dalian American International School and The Huamei Academy. We are so glad that you are taking the time to get to know us. We hope that this website is able to answer some of the questions that you might have about our school.
DAIS was established in 2006 and HM was founded in 2009. Both are managed by International School Services. Together the schools have a current enrollment of just over 560 students representing some 30 nationalities. DAIS is comprised of students in grades K to 12 from all over the world; and HM is a secondary boarding school for Chinese Nationals. In the spring of 2018, we established the Huamei Bilingual School which offers a nine-year compulsory Chinese education taught in the Chinese language and also western courses taught in English. With this arrangement, international students gain an understanding and respect for their host country while our Chinese students are able to interact and work alongside their international cohorts. This rich cultural exchange happens within a supportive, inclusive and nurturing environment.
Our mission statement reads: “At DAIS & HM, every learner achieves personal excellence and contributes to the global community.” As a registered Advanced Placement school, our students are given the opportunity to gain college level skills and credit while still in high school. And although our students are accepted into some of the best universities in the world, what we are most proud of is how they make a difference within their own community. We believe that the strength of our school lies in its partnership with parents and the surrounding neighborhood and stakeholders. As educators we strive to make a difference in the lives of our students so that, in turn, our students can make a difference in the world.
Again, welcome to DAIS and HM. We invite you to come visit us to fully appreciate the magic of our community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Kind regards,

Blair Lee, Ed D.
Head of School



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