About us

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We inspire and challenge our students every day. Not just to memorize books, but to live them; not just to study science, but to experiment with it.

A warm welcome from our Head of School

dr christopher rehm head of school at wuhan yangtze international school

Wuhan Yangtze International School is a special place.

I have worked at six schools on three continents in my 20+ years in education. But through my career as a teacher, administrator, and educational consultant, I have also visited dozens of additional schools around the world. So when I state that Wuhan Yangtze International School is a special place and a great school, it is through this perspective of having worked with and visited numerous other schools and having connected with hundreds of other educators over my career.

We are strong academically. We are strong not simply because we admit great students who matriculate to excellent universities, but rather because we help each student learn and advance on their individual path. Our curriculum is academically rigorous yet also focuses on character education and social emotional learning which are essential for future success.

If there is one word that I would use to describe the educational magic that happens within our school, it is the word “personal.”

Our community cares deeply for each individual student. Our education is personal because we know our students and help them grow on an individualized path. Our instruction and program is personalized to help each student achieve their best.

We’re invested in the development of the whole student, not just academics. Our program creates opportunity for this, and our teachers live out their devotion to the students daily.

I welcome you to visit our special school community, and I hope to see you on campus soon.

Christopher J. Rehm, Ph.D
Head of School

Our values

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Discerning then acting as one


Our school is most successful when we’re all working as a team. International Day. Musical performances. Student drama shows. You’ll see our community spirit as we come together to learn and grow.

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Serve our communities and cultures


We are here to serve our communities and cultures. From service trips to volunteer opportunities, we show and teach our students how to make a positive difference.

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Inspiring change to realize greater potential


There’s more to learning than gaining knowledge. Learning stretches who we are, challenges us, and offers us a fuller life. Students are encouraged to question, explore and redefine their boundaries. We also make sure every child in the school knows they are loved, valued, and capable.

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Making a positive difference in the lives of others


Learning gives us the knowledge and skills to get out of our comfort zone and contribute something of worth. Our courses develop and celebrate leadership qualities in our students through critical and creative thinking; with many of them going on to world-class universities and successful careers.

A brief history


Small beginnings
Our school started life as South Lake International School in the Wuchang district of Wuhan with seven students.


Growing with our students
We became the first international school in central China to be granted a Foreign Expat Children’s School license by the Ministry of Education.


Moving with the times
As we began to outgrow our former location, construction started in 2012 on our new campus in the Hanyang district. In 2014, we moved into our current location at 10–1 Boxue Lu.


Birthday celebrations
We celebrate our 20-year anniversary during the 2023-2024 school year. We now serve over 260 students every year.

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In this section

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From the inside out

Our qualities

There’s more to learning than gaining knowledge. To bring transformation from the inside out, we stay true to our values and invite everyone to join in.

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World-class people


Receive the highest-quality education from world-class teachers using the latest and leading standards, practices and innovations.

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Built for purpose


Our campus provides a nurturing environment for learning, a safe space for curiosity, and a close-knit community for growth.

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Putting students first

Safety + well-being

We’re proud to be a safe and caring community with our own counselling team, support specialists, and on-site health office.

Recognized for excellence

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Wuhan Yangtze International School is accredited by Cognia, the largest education improvement organization in the world—demonstrating our commitment to learners, teachers, leaders and communities.

A special encounter

Book a personalized tour of Wuhan Yangtze International School and experience this life-changing community for yourself.

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