Admissions Procedure

Should you wish to apply to Dalian American International School, please follow these guidelines.

Step 1. Make an Application
A complete application consists of the following:
  1. Completed application form (all grades)
  2. Copies (in English) of school reports from the previous three years (all grades, except for Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten)
  3. Copies of any available standardized test results.
  4. Student Statement (Grades 9-12 only)
  5. Copy of applicant's Immunization Records.
  6. Copy of the applicant's Birth Certificate.
  7. Copy of Chinese residence permit.
  8. Copy of student’s passport. For citizens of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, a copy of a valid Temporary Residence Permit must also be included (all grades).
  9. 1 current passport-sized photograph of the student
  10. Copy of Individual Education Program (IEP) (all grades, if applicable)
  11. Copies of any psycho-educational evaluations (all grades, if applicable)
  12. Payment of non-refundable application fee.

Step 2. Application is Reviewed
The Admissions Office will review the application and contact you if any further information is required.

Step 3. Admissions Testing
Testing is required before a final review of an applicant's file can be completed. Student files are assessed by the Admissions Review Team to ensure DAIS can support individual student learning needs. The Admissions Office will be in contact to schedule a testing date.

Step 4. Notification
Once testing has been completed and all the application documentation is complete, the Admissions Review Team will meet to review the student file. Families should be notified of acceptance within 72 hours of completion of this process.

Application Forms

Admission Criteria

Application Forms

Corporate Seat Acquisition Program

Medical History

Permission To Release School Records

School recommendation

Student Questionnaire Pre-k - G2

Student Questionnaire G3 - G5

Student Questionnaire G6 - G12

What Parents are Saying

"DAIS is more than just a school.. we are a community. And I am so lucky to have my children growing up in such a loving, caring environment. The small classroom and warm environment at DAIS have provided my children with such a unique education... our family is grateful for the opportunity. My kid are excited every day they leave for school. The feel at home in the halls at DAIS and are having so much fun, they don't even realize they're learning!"
Jennifer (America)

"This is our fourth year at Dalian American International School. The teachers and administration at DAIS truly care, and do anything to help the students. We are seeing strong academics and small class sizes but learning here is also about building character. Our children are becoming well-rounded thinkers that see themselves as an important part of a bigger community."
Brianna (America)

"I have seen my children bloom educationally during the last two years while they have attended DAIS. The school has a focus on small class sizes, an excellent teaching staff and a friendly international environment which has created a positive learning atmosphere for my daughters. My kids look forward to school on a daily basis and I feel that says it all."
Nathalie (Canada)
Live on Campus and Walk to School

Campus Village is an international housing community integrated into the campus of Dalian American International School, and an important part of the school community. Your children can walk to school in a matter of minutes and avoid the chaos of Chinese streets. Visit the Campus Village website at to get more information.

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Address (English)

2 Dianchi Road; Golden Pebble Beach

Jinzhou New District

Dalian, P.R. China 116650

Address (Chinese Pinyin)

2 Dianchi Lu; Jinshitan

Jinzhou Xinqu

Dalian, Zhongguo 116650