Chinese School was established at the beginning of 1980 and is the
first Chinese language school in the City of Charlotte.
in 1992, the school formally adopted the Chinese language textbook
provided by the government of the Republic of China from Taiwan. In 1993, we moved a step forward and applied for the
non-profit educational organization status with the IRS.
school moved to the current location at Holy Trinity Catholic Middle
School, 3100 Park Road in Charlotte, in August 2001.
Currently, the school has an enrolment of over 40 students and is
staffed with six teachers. Students are assigned to an appropriate class based on the his or her Chinese literacy, age, and
special needs. The
school consists of five classes for Zhuyin (traditional Chinese
phonetic symbol), one class for Cantonese dialog. The main purpose is to teach the students how to understand,
speak, read, and write Chinese.
We have added one of the Zhuyin classes for children age four to
five (pre-school) since year 2000.
That class is focused mostly on engaging the
students in simple conversation, folk stories, etc. We
are the Chinese school with the most complete education curriculum
in the Charlotte area.
school calendar is in line with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district with
the fall semester starting in the late August and the spring
semester starting in early January.
The class meets every Sunday morning from
10:00-12:30. There are three sessions with a five-minute break in-between each two. The third session (11:50-12:30) is planned for homework help or culture enrichment
activities. Tuition for
the class is $160 per student per semester. There is also a $10 one time insurance fee.
Language is not
only a communication tool but is also an acknowledgement for our
culture and heritage. Passing
on our heritage is the responsibility of all of us.