William English is located in Phoenix City Complex, one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Linyi. It is situated between the Yi and Su rivers. It is beside the beautiful Phoenix Park and adjacent to the 5 star Pullman international resort. William English was opened in 2011 by Rick Williams and his wife Sandy Williams (Sandy Chen). It started out as a small school, with only one teacher and one classroom. It quickly grew to over 100 students, and the school was moved to the new Phoenix City Complex. In 2012, the school hired another native English Speaker as well as 3 Chinese assistant teachers. Today, William English has over 10 foreign teachers, over 50 Chinese teachers and more than 600 students.
William English School building is located near the west entrance of Phoenix City. It is located on the first floor, easily seen from the street and park. It has two classrooms, both equipped with smartboards, HD projectors, and sound systems. It also has an office area, located between the classrooms, that can be used both as an office as well as a class resources preparation area.