Updated January 26, 2015 — I’ve added in two high schools. International High School, in San Francisco, which has been offering a Mandarin immersion strand since 1993. And Lincoln High School in San Francisco, which will accept the first incoming class of Mandarin immersion freshman from San Francisco Unified’s Mandarin immersion program, at Aptos Middle School, in the fall of 2015.
Click the link below to open the full Mandarin Immersion School list:
Clicking on the link abovewill 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 Nov. 9, 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: http://mandarintreehouse.com
Elizabeth Weise, Mandarin Immersion Parents Council
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 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?
Other languages offered? (i.e. some schools have multiple immersion strands.)
Is the school art of the Flagship – Chinese Acquisition Pipeline consortium?