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School Introduction

Who are we? 

It is a Chinese School that was founded in 1982 starting with 30 students.  The primary objective of the school is to teach the Mandarin language and Chinese culture.  The club encourages youth to participate in community service and 4-H activities.  Many of our parents volunteer to coordinate annual cultural programs, parties, and other school related functions.

Grade Levels:

Kindergarten thru 6th Grade   
Advanced 1 and 2 Classes   

Who can join?

The school currently has about 85 students members and encourages youths of diverse ethnic backgrounds to become members.  The staff consists of parents who volunteer as administrators and teachers.  Students may start at age 4 and adults are welcome too!


When are classes?

The school year lasts for 32 weeks from September to June of the following year.  Mandarin language classes are held Sunday mornings from 9:30 AM 11:20 AM.

 

What about the cultural classes?

Chinese cultural classes are held immediately after the language classes from 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM.  Come join us for Chinese arts & crafts, Chinese music, chess, Chinese knotting, and folk dance.  For adults, the club offers tai chi and flower arrangement classes.

 

Where is the school?

Classes are held at the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Hunterdon Hall which is located off Route 28 in North Branch, NJ.  Follow signs to Parking Lot 6 or 7. Click here for direction.

 

What types of community events?

Each year students and parents are involved in many of the community events.  For example, RVCC International Festival, Bridgewater-Raritan HS China Night, Somerset County 4-H Fair, etc. In addition, the school also participated in the Chinese New Year celebration, the Summer Cultural Camp and Fun Fair sponsored by the Chinese American Cultural Association.

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How do I register?

To obtain registration forms for the school year, please send email to info@njrvcs.org or contact the person who listed in the home page.