History & Mission
Beginning in 2003, South Lake international School (SLIS) opened with seven students in Wuchang. Within two years, SLIS moved to a more spacious campus in the WEDZ within San Jiao Hu Elementary School. By 2007, SLIS changed its name to Wuhan Yangtze International School (WYIS). In 2008, WYIS received full accreditation status and in 2011 its official international school license from the national government of the PRC. Partnering with the WEDZ government, the new campus construction began in 2012 with school beginning in the new campus in January 2014. WYIS’ diverse community has come from more than 35 countries and territories around the globe during its history.
WYIS’ mission is to educate the whole child socially, spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally to become a dynamic individual of truth and excellence who positively contributes to society. As such, a variety of opportunities are provided for students both inside and outside of the classroom. WYIS also believes that parental involvement is a key indicator of successful learning.
Wuhan Yangtze International School prepares students for higher learning with challenging and supportive standards-based curriculum. Our academic program is designed with research-based tools and methods to help students become dynamic individuals of truth and excellence. The academic learning environment caters to meet the needs of all students. Students are encouraged to succeed in small, interactive classes where they can receive targeted and individualized instruction. Teachers use hands-on learning activities, field trips, and classroom projects to support student learning. WYIS is an excellent choice for parents committed to post-secondary preparation.
Campus Location & Highlights
WYIS is located on a purpose-built campus. The facilities include an academic building, performing arts center, and sports complex. The academic building consists of 28 large classrooms, a spacious library with break-out rooms, two fully-equipped science labs, and two art studios. The self-contained Early Childhood Center (ECC) consists of large rooms with direct access to the outdoor play area and in-room, bathroom facilities. Students enjoy a completely climate-controlled indoor environment. Outdoor spaces include separate ECC and elementary playgrounds, basketball courts, weight room, and a full-size, natural turf soccer pitch. The sports center includes a full-size indoor gymnasium.