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Third Mandarin Program in SF Schools?

March 27, 2009

Rachel Norton’s Blog on the March 24th school board meeting covered (among other things) whether the immersion program at De Avila will be Cantonese, Mandarin, or a combination of both.  You can tune into parent discussions on this topic by subscribing to the De Avila google group.

All of this is very interesting to San Francisco parents of Mandarin immersion students, and also to those considering Mandarin immersion for their children.  The questions I would love to have answered are: “How many people are interested in Mandarin immersion in San Francisco versus Cantonese immersion?”, and “How many choose Cantonese immersion due to API scores, neighborhood, etc?”

If you could sort by API score on and find a Mandarin K-8 school next to Alice Fong Yu in the list, would that hypothetical school get a larger or smaller number of applications?  I don’t think anybody really knows, but the De Avila parents may shed some light on the question.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kris Whalen permalink
    April 4, 2009 9:12 pm

    I don’t know if I can shed some light but I did receive a letter from EPC today stating that 4 kindergarten classes will open at DeAvila. Two with be Cantonese Dual Immersion and two will be one-way Mandarin immersion.


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