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Tzu Chi Academy

Atlanta, GA

Welcome!

2024-2025 School Year Registration

Returning students: starts on 04/21/2024 and ends on 05/05/2024.
New students: starts on 05/06/2024 and ends on 08/03/2024.

Announcements

Open house

There will be a Open House from 9am to 12 pm on 8/3/2024, and volunteers will assist new students and transfer students with online registration.

Parents please kindly arrive on time as the event will end at noon. Thank you.

Are you interested in learning one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world? A brand new class in Mandarin Chinese for adults is being exclusively offered at Tzu Chi Academy Atlanta. In addition to language learning, aspects of Chinese culture will also be part of the curriculum. Class size is limited. Beginners are welcome. Enroll today!

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm every Sunday
Cost: $360 for 2 semester

2024-2025 Enrollment

School Day

Fall Semester 2024 begins on August 4, 2024 and ends on December 1, 2024.
Spring Semester 2025 begins on January 5, 2025 and ends on May 11, 2025.
School Hours: every Sunday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

JingSi Adult Class takes place between 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.

  • Age:
    • K1 Chinese Class, must be at least 4 years old by 09/01/2024.
    • K2 Chinese Class, must be at least 5 years old by 09/01/2024.
    • Grades 1 to 10, age 6 to 18 years old.
    • Each class has a maximum of 18 students, classes with less than 6 students may not be offered.
    • Transfer students must be evaluated before class placement (excluding Pre-K & Fundamental classes).
  • Uniform:
    • Students are required to wear uniforms during classes.
    • Uniform fees are not included in tuition and are available for order during the registration process. Uniform will be ready to be picked up on the 1st day of school (8/4/2024).
    • Tzu Chi summer uniform: $15.00
    • Tzu Chi winter uniform: $20.00
    • In addition, please purchase the blue pants on your own.
    • School uniform fee are non-refundable.
  • Extracurricular electives: If the size of the student’s 1st preferred elective class exceeds its capacity, the school will arrange the student to his/her 2nd preferred elective class. Maximun 12 students per class.
    • Elective class: Di Zi Gui (Student’s Rules), GuZheng (Chinese Zither), Painting, Chinese Chess, Chinese YoYo, Art and Craft and Chinese Kung Fu.
  • $500.00 for the school year, including Elective Class and a non-refundable $40 registration fee.
  • Pre-Registration discount for current students register during pre-registration period. Registration completed by the end of the previous semester (04/21/24 – 05/5/24), a $40 discount per student will be applied.
  • Adult JinSi Class for the school year (9:30~12:00): $360.00.
  • Adult specialty class for the school year: $320.00 (please contact the school to confirm the required specialty class’s availability)
  • Full payment of the school year is payable on registration.
  • Returning students’ Fall Semester registration starts on 04/21/2024  and ends on 05/05/2024.
  • New students’ Fall Semester registration starts on 05/06/2024.
  • Grade (1-10): Let’s Learn Chinese  is a series of textbooks teaching Traditional Chinese characters, ㄅㄆㄇㄈ (Bo/Po/Mo/Fo) Zhuyin phonetic symbols, Simplified Chinese Characters, Hanyu Pinyin phonetic system and English.
  • Jing Si Adult class: “LET’S LEARN MANDARIN” is used for Adult class focusing on daily conversation.
  • Parents will need to complete a “Leave of Absence/Withdrawal application form”.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable for all students.
  • For withdrawal before the 1st class of school, 100% of tuition can be refunded  after deducting $30 processing fee.
  • For withdrawal after 1st class to the end of 4th class, 75% of tuition can be refunded after deducting $30 processing fee.
  • For withdrawal after the end of the 4th class to the 7th class, 50% of tuition can be refunded after deducting $30 processing fee.
  • Tuition is not refundable after 7th Week.
  • If classes are not offered due to small class size, the full amount of the paid tuition will be refunded.
  • Please bring your original receipt with you when applying for a refund.

Who We Are

Established in 1998, the Tzu Chi Academy Atlanta has been committed to teaching children and youth humanistic qualities through our character education curricula and about Chinese language and culture.

As a non-profit educational and cultural institution, the Academy promotes Tzu Chi’s humanistic education through a heuristic approach; whereby we focus on cultivating positive character traits for improved relations within families and the greater community; and expanding students’ horizons to foster broad thinking and temperament.

Teachers and support staff at the Academy embody professionalism and dedication, while loving parents and caretakers share a common goal in walking their children on a cross-cultural path. Thanks to the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and volunteers, Tzu Chi Academy Atlanta is a welcoming place for students and their families to return to year after year.

Our hope is that students of the Academy learn practical lessons with us; including how to love themselves and how to love others.

Mandarin Chinese Language Instruction

At the Tzu Chi Academy Atlanta, we use overseas Chinese textbooks approved by the Overseas Community Affairs Council as the textbook of the Chinese language curriculum. In response to the advent and progress of the technological era, diversified teaching methods, such as Chinese digital platforms, and media-based lessons and homework, are adopted when appropriate. 

Jing Si Aphorism Instruction

This is a practical and simple way of incorporating storytelling and illustrations to teach Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s Jing Si Aphorisms to students. In them, there are lessons about life, strong character, and how to best contribute positively within our families and communities.

Cultural Classes

Since 2003, Tzu Chi Academies across the US have included a formal 30-minute cultural class in daily curricula. Engaging and educational cultural and art classes help enrich students’ minds while enhancing their interest in language learning and about Chinese culture as a whole.

Topics include environmental protection, Tzu Chi songs, sign language, tea ceremonies, flower ceremonies, new knowledge of the Tzu Chi world, drama workshops, Jing Si stories, the story of the Buddha, living with the Earth, cultural classes provided by the Tzu Chi Education Association, and life skills classes that touch on food, clothing, housing, etiquette, and transportation.

The basis of Tzu Chi’s dynamic and engaging curricula is character education, where we believe every student deserves a nurturing, positive environment to flourish and grow. Our curricula equip children with the social and emotional tools they need to grow into conscientious and resilient adults, who may contribute positively to their families, communities, and beyond. We also strive for academic excellence, rounding out our holistic education goals.

Tzu Chi Academies are run in 25 cities across the United States. Collectively, we share both resources and goals.

At the Tzu Chi Academy Atlanta, we offer…

  • a diligent and dedicated team of teachers
  • a systematic and practical set of learning materials
  • a warm and welcoming learning environment
  • support from a passionate team of volunteers
  • an engaging and informative humanistic education
  • a standardized school uniform that embodies sincerity on the inside and courtesy on the outside

Teachers and support staff at the Academy embody professionalism and dedication, while loving parents and caretakers share a common goal in walking their children on a cross-cultural path. Thanks to the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and volunteers, Tzu Chi Academy Atlanta is a welcoming place for students and their families to return to year after year.

Our hope is that students of the Academy learn practical lessons with us; including how to love themselves and how to love others.

Mandarin Chinese Language Instruction

At the Tzu Chi Academy Atlanta, we use overseas Chinese textbooks approved by the Overseas Community Affairs Council as the textbook of the Chinese language curriculum. In response to the advent and progress of the technological era, diversified teaching methods, such as Chinese digital platforms, and media-based lessons and homework, are adopted when appropriate. 

Jing Si Aphorism Instruction

This is a practical and simple way of incorporating storytelling and illustrations to teach Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s Jing Si Aphorisms to students. In them, there are lessons about life, strong character, and how to best contribute positively within our families and communities.

Cultural Classes

Since 2003, Tzu Chi Academies across the US have included a formal 30-minute cultural class in daily curricula. Engaging and educational cultural and art classes help enrich students’ minds while enhancing their interest in language learning and about Chinese culture as a whole.

Topics include environmental protection, Tzu Chi songs, sign language, tea ceremonies, flower ceremonies, new knowledge of the Tzu Chi world, drama workshops, Jing Si stories, the story of the Buddha, living with the Earth, cultural classes provided by the Tzu Chi Education Association, and life skills classes that touch on food, clothing, housing, etiquette, and transportation.

The basis of Tzu Chi’s dynamic and engaging curricula is character education, where we believe every student deserves a nurturing, positive environment to flourish and grow. Our curricula equip children with the social and emotional tools they need to grow into conscientious and resilient adults, who may contribute positively to their families, communities, and beyond. We also strive for academic excellence, rounding out our holistic education goals.

Tzu Chi Academies are run in 25 cities across the United States. Collectively, we share both resources and goals.

  • Language classes utilize the “MeiZhou Chinese” textbook, Jing Si Aphorisms, and further supporting materials.

At the Tzu Chi Academy Atlanta, we offer…

  • a diligent and dedicated team of teachers
  • a systematic and practical set of learning materials
  • a warm and welcoming learning environment
  • support from a passionate team of volunteers
  • an engaging and informative humanistic education
  • a standardized school uniform that embodies sincerity on the inside and courtesy on the outside

Gallery

2023 Spring Class

May 27, 2023

2022 Art & Culture Class

January 21, 2023

Jingsi Class

October 10, 2022

A Welcoming Place for Every Child

Tzu Chi Academy, Atlanta

Phone: 770-458-1000
Email: [email protected]

School Location :
3120 Medlock Bridge Road, Building E, 
Peachtree Corners, GA 30071

Hours: every Sunday 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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Tzu Chi Academy was first established in Los Angeles in 1994 under Tzu Chi USA education department with a unique focus on teaching students Chinese language and culture and the practice of joyous giving by showing sincere compassion. Learn more

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