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This year there are nine Chinese immersion schools among California Distinguished Schools

January 13, 2023

Out of 356 California Distinguished Schools announced this month by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, nine were either Mandarin or Cantonese immersion.

They include:


Yu Ming Charter, K – 8

Alameda County Office of Education

El Dorado Hills

Buckeye Union Mandarin Immersion Charter, K – 8

Buckeye Union School District

Palo Alto

Ohlone Elementary

Palo Alto Unified School District

Redwood City

Orion Alternative School

Redwood Shores School District

San Bernardino

Hidden Trails Elementary

Chino Valley Unified

San Francisco, California

Chin (John Yehall) Elementary (Cantonese bilingual)

Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila (Cantonese immersion)

San Francisco Unified School District

San Jose

John Muir Elementary School (Cupertino Language Immersion Program)

Cupertino Union School District. (CLIP is the oldest public Mandarin Immersion program in California and the second oldest in the country.)

San Mateo

College Park Elementary

San Mateo-Foster City School District

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