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Newest update of the Mandarin Immersion school list – We’re up to 348 schools in the United States

March 16, 2022

You can find the list by clicking the Download button below. The changes over the past two years are below that in text format.

March 2022 – Additions

California

Avenues: Silicon Valley

K – 8, private. San Jose, CA.

This is the first West coast outpost of New York’s Avenues: The World School, which opened in 2011. It’s opening a middle school first, grades 6 – 9, a rarity in new schools.

Bell Tower School

K-8 Private, Alhambra, CA

ShuRen School

San Jose Campus.

            Long in Berkeley, is opening a San Jose campus 2022-2023

Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School, Monrovia Unified School District

148 West Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA

The Middle School the district’s MI program feeds to.

Rondo Elementary School, Eastvale, CA

New K – 5 50/50 Mandarin immersion program beginning in the fall of 2021.

Frontiers Academy

Has moved from Anaheim to nearby Costa Mesa, California

Kennedy Middle School

The Mandarin immersion program of the Redwood City School District, which begins at Orion Alternative Elementary School (formerly John Gill Elementary) reached sixth grade and moved to Kennedy Middle School in the 2021-2022 school year. The program will continue at Woodside High School in 4 years.

Minnesota

Lakes International Language Academy

K-12 charter school, Forest Lake, Minn.

Started 2004-2005, also has Spanish immersion track

North Junior High School

6 – 8, opened 2013-2014 school year, St. Cloud, Minn.

This is the continuation of the Mandarin immersion program at Guang Ming Academy @Madison Elementary

Apollo High School

9 – 12, St. Cloud Minnesota

This is the continuation of the Mandarin immersion program that begins at Guang Ming Academy. The first cohort arrived in the 2017-2018 school year.

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

Private,K-5, Manhattan.

Launched in 2017-2018. Also has Spanish immersion track

Oregon

Harriet Tubman Middle School, 6 – 8

Portland, Oregon

Utah

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.

Texas

International School of San Antonio

Originally a French immersion school, it added a Mandarin immersion track in the 2021-2022 school year.

Washington

Bel-Red Bilingual Academy

0 – 8, Bellevue, Washington, launched 2019-2020

Wyoming

CY Middle School

Casper, Wyoming. Program progressed from grade school 2019-2020

CHANGES

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

CLOSURES

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.

Unable to open: CE Academy

This charter school outside Raleigh, NC had planned to open this fall, but COVID-19 made that impossible. They haven’t given up but it’s been a rough year.

Science Language and Arts International School – CLOSED

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Sharon Huang permalink
    March 16, 2022 5:06 pm

    Elizabeth,
    Great and thanks for this update! I’m coming out to SF next week with our new Head of School visiting a few schools. Are you available for lunch or dinner on 3/23 or 3/24? It would be great to catch up!

    Sharon

  2. Brandy P permalink
    April 10, 2022 9:27 pm

    Hi. You’re missing International School of Denver. They offer Chinese, French, and Spanish.

    • Elizabeth Weise permalink*
      April 10, 2022 9:32 pm

      It’s actually there, right in Denver.

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