Headmaster’s Welcome


Scott Kim   
Welcome To YIA

YIA stands for Yanbian International Academy. It is in North Eastern China. Yanji is about 50 miles from Vladivostok in Russia and some 30 miles from the North Korean border.  Our school was founded in 1997 as a part of Yanbian University of Science and Technology (YUST), and it still is a part of YUST.  Our school’s purpose is to teach, train and raise up students who excel academically, spiritually, and socially in an atmosphere of unconditional love and grace.  YIA provides education to students in grades K-12. Although YIA is not an accredited school, our small classes, loving and dedicated teachers are a great combination for learning and growth.

Our faculty members are comprised of excellent teachers from all over the world – USA, China, Philippines, Austria, Canada..etc.  If you are a foreigner and either you or your spouse is residing in Yanji, we invite you to find out more about YIA and to investigate the possibility of sending one or more of your children to YIA.

Scott Kim
Principal – Yanbian International Academy