YCIS has been providing all-round early childhood, primary, and secondary programs to young people in China for over 80 years. Our programs focus on preparing students to be responsible citizens with a sense of personal and social responsibility in the emerging globalized world and, based on the moral and spiritual values of Christianity, to develop students' abilities by using the best elements of Eastern and Western traditions and culture. At YCIS, we are committed to fostering students' spiritual, academic, physical, social, and emotional development. We nurture an open outlook in each student, and they are encouraged to develop their talents and contribute actively to society.

All YCIS schools use the YCIS international curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England, IGCSE, IB Diploma, Character First Education, and a Chinese Language and Culture Curriculum. Instruction is conducted in English, and Chinese ― which is given equal importance ― is offered to every child in a bilingual curriculum. YCIS is famous for its unique Chinese language and cultural program for native, second, or third language speakers, and the program for character building is based on the best traditions of east and west (including the Christian faith).

Each Early Childhood Education (ECE) and primary class has fully-trained western and Chinese co-teachers working together. The year has two semesters: August-December, January-June. Enrolment is open to all expatriate nationalities based on an interview, admission tests and school reports, and Year 2 to Year 6 students are assessed from England.

The IB Diploma Program (Year 12 and Year 13) is available for students who desire a high-quality external educational diploma for university entrance around the world. Students are also prepared for SAT, TOEFL, and IELTS language tests.

Following the expansion of the Foundation in Greater China, educators joining Yew Chung have the opportunity to develop their teaching career in rapidly growing areas in which teaching and learning are equally important.  Teachers at Yew Chung are involved with students and parents in special activities like: artists-in-residence, world classroom, open day, careers day, international cultural weeks, parents' day, in-service days, and graduation trips and so on.

To deliver the teaching curriculum and foster student development, Yew Chung campuses provide sufficient regular classrooms, art rooms, music rooms, laboratories, and libraries, along with other facilities including an auditorium, chapel, gymnasium, swimming pool, basketball court, cafeteria, and covered playground.