Chinese American International School (CAIS) is a private, independent school in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. Founded in 1981, CAIS is the earliest Mandarin-English dual language immersion school in the United States.
The Confucius Institute at Arizona State University partners with 14 elementary and secondary schools in five school districts in Arizona to promote Chinese language learning. More than 4,000 students are studying Chinese in these programs.
The Glastonbury Public Schools' Foreign Language Program in Connecticut has been in existence for almost 60 years and serves students in grades P-12. The program is in one of the first cohorts to be recognized as a Confucius Classroom.
The International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) is an independent school in the heart of the Silicon Valley that offers rigorous, dynamic bilingual programs in Mandarin Chinese and French to students from preschool through 8th grade.
North Carolina has seen significant growth in the number of Chinese language classes offered in grades K-12, in immersion and other classes, face to face and online. A number of collaborative initiatives contribute to this growth.
The Northwest Chinese Academy is a 90/10 Mandarin immersion program in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon. Founded in 2008, with 20 students and 6 teachers, the program now serves students in preschool through fifth grade.
In 2010-2014, Prince George’s County Public Schools, a large urban school district in Maryland, started a STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering, and math) Chinese language program at Paint Branch Elementary School in College Park.
The Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School is a tuition-free, regional public charter school in Hadley, Massachusetts, that prepares students for academic and personal success through rigorous study in English and Chinese.
Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School is the only public elementary school in Washington, DC, to offer Mandarin Chinese language immersion. Yu Ying provides tuition-free, high-quality education to 551 students in grades pre-K–5.