Asia Society Confucius Classrooms Network

(Casey Lynn)

Asia Society's Confucius Classrooms are a national network of exemplary Chinese language programs selected through a competitive application process. The network currently comprises more than 35,000 students studying Chinese in more than 100 elementary, middle, and high schools located in 27 states and the District of Columbia.

These schools all have a strong commitment to making their Chinese program a core part of a larger mission to help students become globally competent. These schools not only have effective Chinese language instruction, but also strong local leadership and support, and a demonstrated commitment to international exchange and collaboration. As Confucius Classrooms, they act as resource centers for other schools in the region.

Each Confucius Classroom is linked with a partner school in China to enhance opportunities for language learning and provide students, teachers, and administrators with opportunities to conduct exchanges and joint projects.

Asia Society designed the selection process for the 100 American schools, assisted them in creating linkages with schools in China, organizes a Leaders Summit for school administrators, convenes an annual meeting in conjunction with the National Chinese Language Conference, provides ongoing support through email newsletters and professional development opportunities for teachers, and collects data to assess progress.

The Confucius Classrooms serve as model sites for developing the field of Chinese language teaching in American schools.

This project has been established with the support of an Expert Advisory Committee and in partnership with Hanban, the Chinese government agency spearheading the establishment of Chinese language programs overseas.

Meet the Confucius Classrooms


Where Are the Confucius Classrooms?

AZ Catalina Foothills High School
AZ International School of Tucson
AZ Tucson High Magnet School
CA Ambassador School of Global Education
CA Redding School of the Arts
CA Semillas Community Schools
CO Global Village Academy
CT Center for Global Studies
CT Glastonbury Public Schools
CT Greenwich High School
CT Newtown High School
CT Simsbury Public Schools
CT Sunset Ridge Elementary Academy for Arts and World Languages
CT West Hartford public Schools
DC Creative Minds for International Public Charter School
DC Washington International School
FL Charlotte County Public Schools
FL Safety Harbor Middle School
IA Kennedy High School
IL Consolidated School District 158
IL Lake Forest School Districts 67 & 115
KY Fayette County Public Schools
KY Louisville Collegiate School
MA Boston Renaissance Charter Public School
MA Brooks School
MA Jonas Clarke Middle School
MA Medfield Public Schools
MA Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School
MA Wood Hill Middle School - Andover Public Schools
ME Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
MI Forest Hill Public Schools
MI Oxford Community Schools
MI The Roeper School
NC Union County Public Schools
NH Keene High School
NJ Englewood Public Schools
NJ Lawrence High School
NJ Peddie School
NJ Piscataway High School
NJ Princeton High School 
NJ The Pingry School
NJ Wardlaw-Hartridge School
NJ West Orange Public Schools
NV Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain
NV Clark County School District
NY East-West School of International Studies
NY Edward Bleeker JHS 185
NY Global Learning Collaborative
NY Half Hollow Hills Central School District
NY Henry Street School for International Studies
NY Herricks Public Schools
NY Jericho Public Schools
NY LREI (Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School)
NY Massapequa School District
NY Medgar Evers College Preparatory School
NY Nichols School
NY Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
NY Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District
NY Ramapo Central School District
NY Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services
OH Brooklyn City School District
OH Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools
OH Columbus School for Girls
OH Gahanna-Jefferson School District
OH Shaker Heights City School District
OH Winton Woods School District
OK Booker T. Washington High School 
OK Heritage Hall
PA Academy at Palumbo High School
PA Central High School
PA Philadelphia High School for Girls
PA Sewickley Academy
PA The Hill School
TX Anderson High School
TX Houston Academy for International Studies
TX International High School at Sharpstown
TX International School of the Americas
TX Kolter Elementary
TX Mathis International School District
TX Murchinson Middle School
TX Ysleta Independent School District
UT Renaissance Academy
UT Syracuse Junior High School
UT West High School
VA Collegiate School
VA George Mason High School, Falls Church City Public School
VA Tallwood High School
VT Arlington Memorial High School—Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union
WA Beacon Hill International School
WA Dearborn Park International School
WA Peninsula School District
WA Sammamish High School
WA Tyee Middle School
WI Kettle Moraine High School
WI Oconomowoc Area School District
WI School District of Janesville
WI University School of Milwaukee
WV Bridgeport High School
WV North Elementary
WY Natrona County High School

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Confucius Classrooms Related Content

Expert Advisory Committee