Access International Academy Ningbo (AIAN) is an independent, nonsectarian coeducational day school, providing an American-based educational program from Early Childhood through grade 12 in service to students of all nationalities. The school is governed by a Board of Directors with input from the school Administrative Team. 


AIAN is an accredited college preparatory institution committed to providing research- based educational practices to the multicultural community it serves.  Students are encouraged to

Think with creativity and curiosity, Learn with enthusiasm for the future, Care about others and the environment, and Grow stronger in mind, body, and character.

Teachers at AIAN exemplify Global Citizenship, Lifelong Learning, Collaborative Skills, and Effective Communication to students, enabling them to contribute to the betterment of the world.

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Our Process

Accreditation and Membership

AIAN is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), is a member of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).


Each school year, AIAN provides students with 180 days of classroom instruction over two semesters, with Semester 1 beginning in August and Semester 2 beginning in January.  The school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:40 pm.  Students attend After School Activities (ASAs) from 3:40pm - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and various clubs and committees meet after school hours and at other times.


There are 25 instructional faculty members and administrators employed with AIAN.  Our expatriate teachers are certified in their fields from countries such as the United States, UK, and South Africa.

Classes are also supported by our local Teaching Assistants (TAs) who are trained in classroom management and supporting students in various classroom activities.

Why Choose Us?

Intelligence Plus Character

Access International Academy Ningbo is a vibrant, active and engaged community of learners with:

  • Small class sizes and a family-like environment
  • Full WASC accreditation
  • AP, SAT, PSAT, and NWEA testing offered
  • An active sports program and membership in ACAMIS
  • Caring and qualified staff members
  • A wide variety of after school activities
  • A truly international environment with over 15 nationalities
  • A qualified school nurse
  • Curriculum aligned to the American Common Core standards


Current enrollment at AIAN allows for small class sizes and a diverse learning environment.  Our students represent over 10 countries including Japan, South Korea, Germany, Venezuela, the United States, South Africa, and Canada.