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Mandarin immersion school list updated: 343 schools open or opening within another year

September 27, 2021

I’ve updated my list of Mandarin immersion schools in the United States. We’re now up to 343 schools that are either open now or will open by fall of next year.

You can click this link to see the full list.

Here are school changes on the list, which I last updated in July:

October 2021 – ADDITIONS


Bell Tower School

K-8 Private, Alhambra, CA

Avenues: Silicon Valley, San Jose CA K – 12, opening 2022-2023


Lakes International Language Academy

K-12 charter school

Started 2004-2005, also has Spanish immersion track

246 11th Ave. S.E.

Forest Lake, MN 55025

Phone: 651-464-0771

New Jersey

Maurice Hawk Elementary School, West Windsor, NJ.

Program launched 2018-2019 school year. Has now reached 4th grade.

New York

Pine Street School



25 Pine St.


New York NY 10005

Also has Spanish immersion track


Tooele Junior High School, Tooele, Utah

Program reached 7th grade in the 2021-2022 school year.

The program will continue at Tooele High School in the 2024-2025 school year.


CY Middle School

Casper, Wyoming

Program progressed from grade school 2019-2020


E.E. Waddell Language Academy, a K-8 public school in Charlotte, NC, has changed its name to South Academy of International Languages (SAIL)


Horseshoe Trails Elementary School

At the end of the 2020-2021 school year the Cave Creek Unified School District closed the Mandarin immersion program at Horseshoe Trails, which was founded in 2015. It has just gotten to middle school. More here:

Unable to open

CE Academy

This charter had hoped to open the fall of 2021 but COVID-19 proved too large a hurdle. There’s still some hope it might open for 2022 but unclear at this time.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 16, 2021 11:50 am

    Hi! Do you have any advice on finding a mandarin immersion preschool?

    • Elizabeth Weise permalink*
      October 16, 2021 2:33 pm

      I don’t track preschools, there are just too many and they are more likely to come and go. You might try asking your local Mandarin immersion school, they usually know who the local preschools are. Also Saturday Chinese schools might know.

  2. niu permalink
    October 23, 2021 1:19 pm

    Thank you so much for maintaining this list. It’s extremely helpful for us. Work from home has opened up a lot of possibilities in terms of where we live. We used this list as a reference.

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