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Pioneer Valley Chinese immersion expands by 38,500 feet

June 28, 2014

Chinese Charter School in Hadley celebrates start of expansion that will double the school’s size

Fontaine Brothers of Springfield started buidling a 38,500-square-foot addition to the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley last month. State, school and United States officials celebrated the groundbreaking last week. (Diane Lederman/The Republican)

Diane Lederman | dlederman@repub.comBy Diane Lederman | 

on June 24, 2014 at 3:57 PM, updated June 24, 2014 at 3:59 PM

HADLEY – Seven years ago, the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School began in a rental space in South Amherst with just a kindergarten and first grade class.

And now the immersion school is on the cusp of seeing a full kindergarten through grade 12thgrade program.

The school, which relocated to space in Hadley soon after opening, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new 38,500-square-foot space behind the school on Route 9. It will more than double the current space now.

Work on the site began May 1. Fontaine Brothers of Springfield is building and Principal Kathleen Wang said they are hoping the new building will be ready for January 2015.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Michael Scott permalink
    June 29, 2014 11:59 am

    Dear Parents Council:

    I have traveled to China four times consulting with top schools in Beijing and Chengdu.  Could you help with the starting of a Mandarin Immersion school in Riverside County?


    Michael Scott, MA

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