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Full Mandarin Immersion School list

Clicking on the link below will open an Excel spread sheet containing all the Mandarin immersion K – 12 schools I’ve been able to find in the United States and Internationally. It was last updated on March 19 23, 2014.

I’ve limited the list to full-time immersion schools which teach at least 50% of the time in Mandarin. That’s why there are no preschools or Saturday school on it.

The first page is U.S. schools. Click on the International tab at the bottom of the Excel spreadsheet to see the schools outside of the U.S. I’ve been able to find.

There’s a great web site with this list applied to a map of the United States here:


Elizabeth Weise, Mandarin Immersion Parents Council

Click the link below to open the full Mandarin Immersion School list:

MIP list 2014-3-18


If your schools is not listed, or is listed incorrectly, please refer to the list of questions below. Answer as many of them as you can and email  to me and I’ll update the list. If you don’t know all the answers, don’t worry. We’d rather list a school even with a few boxes empty!

School Name

School District name





Grades at school


Date the Mandarin immersion program began (Kindergarten only, not preschool)

Percentage of the day taught in Mandarin/English.

Whole school or strand within a school?

Do you teach Simplified or traditional characters? [you can tell if in the word for school they write it 学校 (simplified) or 學校 (traditional)]

Number of classroom in Mandarin per grade.

One-way or two-way immersion?

Website address.

Other languages offered? (i.e. some schools have multiple immersion strands.)

Is the school art of the Flagship – Chinese Acquisition Pipeline consortium?

17 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2012 5:00 pm

    I read with interest the article in the Wall Street Journal which lead me to this website and your listing of Chinese immersion schools.

    My children attended the Chinese International School in Hong Kong, Each of my daughters studied at CIS for 14 years. As Eurasians, half Chinese / half British, born and educated in Hong Kong and having both obtained the International Baccularete after graduating high school, both were offered places at prestigious universities in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. For their own reasons, possibily to discover their British heritage, both elected to do their undergraduate degrees in Britain. Whilst my youngest daughter is about to start the last year of her degree, my eldest daughter who completed her post graduate studies is now an attorney (solicitor) based in Hong Kong for an international law firm.

    There are now several international (private fee paying school) schools in Hong Kong which follow the CIS model of full teaching in dual language, rather than offering Chinese as a second or third language. CIS celebrated it’s 25th anniversary a few years ago and whilst you are all embarking upon a challenging and difficult route for your children, it is a rewarding one and one with a very positive future for your children as the Hong Kong (and other similar schools through out Asia) experience shows.

  2. dan permalink
    January 15, 2013 6:19 pm

    Also add All Soul’s Catholic School in Alhambra, CA

  3. Amy permalink
    March 18, 2013 11:25 am

    Beaufort County School District, SC. has K-3 at Broad River Elementary School and 1-3 at Hilton Head Island Elementary School.

  4. July 24, 2013 10:05 pm

    Don’t forget to add – under international – Calgary, AB

  5. Hua Yang permalink
    January 9, 2014 4:09 pm

    Please correct information for Yu Ming Charter School.

    1. It has approval from Alameda County, not belonging to Alameda unified school district
    2. Address is wrong. Correct address is 1086 Alcatraz Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608


  6. gpnasc permalink
    February 12, 2014 1:38 pm

    Palm Bay Academy Charter School in Florida has a K-5 program
    Immersion Elementary K through 5
    1464 Troutman Boulevard
    Palm Bay, FL 32905
    ph: 321.723.4218 fax: 321.953.5160

    • elizabethweise permalink*
      February 22, 2014 10:35 am

      According to their website, they only teach an hour and a half a day of Chinese, which becomes less in grades 4 and up, and they don’t teach content in Chinese. This would make them a FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary School) program, but not immersion. I’ll call the school to confirm.

  7. April 1, 2014 8:09 pm

    Full Immersion School in Shanghai
    School Name – Montessori Children’s Academy
    Address- 56 Ling Shan Road /2000 Lane
    City-200136 Shanghai / China
    Phone- +86 21 5074 5472
    1,8 – 7 years
    Established in 2005
    100% Mandarin per day
    5 Full immersion Mandarin classes, 1 full immersion English class
    We teach simplified characters


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