Purpose & Vision

WYIS, as part of International Schools Consortium (iSC), exists for this purpose: 

WYIS provides a transformative holistic education with a global mindset to develop dynamic individuals of truth, integrity, and excellence who positively influence society.

Our vision is this: 

World-class servant leaders raised up in every vocation..


WYIS students will become:

  • Dynamic individuals who are well-educated men and women who influence and lead society regardless of position.
  • Individuals of truth whose entire worldview and lifestyle are characterized by a deep understanding of the nature of truth and who are known as men and women of integrity.
  • Individuals of excellence who have received a well-rounded, high-quality education, who have high personal standards of character and conduct, and who apply this truth in all facets of their lives.
  • Individuals who positively contribute to society, who promote the well-being of the mind and heart as well as the well-being of the world at large.

Learning Outcomes

What does a truly successful WYIS student look like? Students engage in collaborative problem-solving.   They ask probing questions about worldview, and they practice habits of healthy living. Our Learning Outcomes serve to provide a common direction for learning.

A WYIS Student
  • Articulates the nature of truth and his/her own worldview.
  • Models truth-based character in decision-making.
A WYIS Student
  • Exhibits a life-long pursuit of learning.
  • Thinks critically and evaluates information.
  • Solves problems through cooperation and creative thinking.
  • Performs at high standards in a variety of academic content.
A WYIS Student
  • Models responsibility in actions and decisions.
  • Expresses ideas and collaborates effectively while respecting cultural differences.
  • Displays active and mature communication skills.
  • Uses technology in a healthy and effective manner.
A WYIS Student
  • Exercises personal interests, gifts, and abilities with confidence.
  • Serves others with humility as an influence for positive change.
A WYIS Student
  • Develops positive habits to promote physical wellness.
  • Maintains healthy relationships with others.
  • Demonstrates emotional awareness to express feelings and to manage behavior.
  • Fosters responsible stewardship of nature.

Our History

Now located in Hanyang in the Wuhan Economic and Technology Development Zone and renamed for its host city and the famous river that runs through it, Wuhan Yangtze International School (WYIS) is a fully-accredited pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school that provides expatriate children with a Western-style education taught in the English language. In its brief history, the school has served hundreds of children from 26 nations and regions of the world, and WYIS graduates have gone on to study at universities all over the world.

  • August 2003

    South Lake International School (SLIS) Opens

    SLIS opens by South Lake in Wuchang with seven students in grades 1-5.

  • August 2005

    SLIS Moves to WEDZ

    Enrollment increases and SLIS moves to the San Jiao Hu Elementary School campus in Hanyang.

  • December 2007

    SLIS Changes Its Name to WYIS

    SLIS changes its name to Wuhan Yangtze International School.

  • May 2008

    WYIS Receives Accreditation

    WYIS receives full accreditation status.

  • January 2011

    WYIS Receives Official License

    WYIS receives independent international school licensure from the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Education.

  • February 2012

    New Campus Construction Begins

    In partnership with the WEDZ government, campus construction on the International Education Zone begins.

  • Hybrid French Program Begins

    In cooperation with Renault, a unique French hybrid program is established.

  • January 2014

    WYIS Moves to Existing Facility

    School begins in our new campus.


WYIS is officially accredited by AdvancED with the following divisions:

The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Advanced Ed
Ministry of Education

WYIS is also a proud and active member of the International Schools Consortium:

International Schools Consortium (iSC) has served the multinational community in China since 1986. iSC is a division of the LDi family of companies, an organization committed to leadership development, training, and transformation around the world.


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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, two art studios, and a well-equipped kitchen and cafeteria for serving meals to our students each day. 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.

Wuhan Yangtze International School

Wuhan International Educational Center, Boxue Road WEDZ, Wuhan, Hubei, PRC 430056 I (86 27) 8423-8713