EN

Tzu Chi Academy

Northern New Jersey

Welcome!

2024-2025 School Year Registration

Registration is now open for the 2024-2025 school year!

2024-2025 Enrollment

School Details
  • First Day of School:
    The first day of the 2024-2025 school year is Sunday, September 8, 2024. Parents will receive an email from the Academy with class details for their registered child(ren).
  • School Hours:
    Sunday 09:30 am ~ 11:55 am (Language Class), 12:10 pm ~ 1:00 pm (Enrichment Class)
  • Language Curriculums: Chinese Language Class (Pre-K to 10) 
    The traditional Curriculum teaches the zhuyin (bopomofo) phonetic system and introduces the pinyin phonetic system later in the third grade. This curriculum is suitable for children who live in an environment where Mandarin Chinese is the dominant language. The CSL (Chinese as a Second Language) (or Immersion) Curriculum teaches the pinyin phonetic system. This curriculum is suitable for children who live in an environment where Mandarin Chinese is NOT the dominant language. A minimum class size of four students is required to open a language class.
  • Enrichment Class: 
    In order for students to learn Chinese culture and to encourage interdisciplinary learning to broaden their knowledge and nurture their temperament, we will be revamping our enrichment classes and formats. As before, enrichment classes are a mandatory component of our school curriculum. The final syllabus will be announced later.
  • Class Adjustments:
    The Academy reserves the right to merge/split classes (potentially across adjacent proficiency levels) in order to adjust class size.
  • Placement Test: New and transfer students may be required to take oral and/or written placement tests to determine their language proficiency level.
  • Age:
    New students registering for the Pre-K class must be born on or before December 31, 2020. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate to school on the first day of school.
  • Uniform:
    All students must wear the proper uniform with dark blue pants. Student uniforms are purchased separately at the school on school opening day.
  • Class-Moms/Class-Dads:
    In order to assist teachers and improve the classroom experience, we need all parents’ participation and cooperation in Class-Mom/Class-Dad duties. Each parent is requested to
    contribute their time. Class-Mom/Class-Dad duties are waived for parents who are Academy teachers or administrators.
Tuition (per annum, not tax deductible)
  • $600 Registration fee is non-refundable.
Registration fee
  • $20 (not refundable)
  • Early bird discount is $20 per child if payment is received on and before 8/1/2024. There is also a $40 discount for the 3rd child
Registration Period
  • Pre-K-10 begins on 5/5/2024, and ends on 10/5/2024.
  • By Check: 
    Make the check payable to Tzu Chi, noting on the check “NNJ Tuition” followed by the student’s name and registered level, and mail it to: Tzu Chi Academy NNJ Registration, 150 Commerce Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009. An additional fee of $30 will be charged for a returned check.
  • Via Online Bill Pay:
    Account Name: Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. Note “NNJ Tuition”, the
    student’s name and registered level. Address: 150 Commerce Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009.
  • The registration fee and materials fee are non-refundable. If a tuition refund is requested before school starts, 100% will be refunded. If requested before the start of the fourth class, 75% will be refunded. If requested by the 7th class, 50% will be refunded. No tuition will be refunded on and after the 7th class.

Announcements

New AP Chinese Class

The AP Chinese Advanced Class is designed in accordance with the content and level of the College Board’s AP Chinese Language & Culture Course to help students improve their Chinese language ability, guide students to master test-taking skills, and prepare students for university-level Chinese courses.

Who We Are

At Tzu Chi Academy, our quality educational curriculum encompasses not only Chinese language studies, but humanistic culture, bringing the importance of compassion into the classroom. Weaving these two objectives together, Tzu Chi Academy cultivates love and respect for all people. Through this solid foundation in language skills and character building, students nurture integrity, self-esteem, and care for their community.  

Our Goal

Upholding the comprehensive educational philosophy of Tzu Chi’s founder, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, our goal is to cultivate students’ sense of compassion and giving, teaching them to apply their Chinese language, culture, and humanities studies daily, and building a solid foundation for their future.  

Our Principles

We are a nonprofit educational institution that upholds the Tzu Chi spirit and philosophy by offering a positive and motivational learning environment.

In addition to teaching Chinese language skills, such as speaking, reading, writing, and typing, our humanities classes, cultural classes, and Jing Si Aphorism lessons, promote character education.

The school’s motto, “Kindness, compassion, joy, and unselfish giving,” inspires awareness, responsibility, helpfulness, community-mindedness, and care for the Earth.

Two distinct language curriculums are offered by the Academy. The Heritage (or Traditional) Curriculum teaches the zhuyin (bopomofo) phonetic system and traditional Chinese characters. The pinyin phonetic system is introduced in the third grade. This curriculum is suitable for children who live in an environment where Mandarin Chinese is the dominant language. The CSL (Chinese as a Second Language) (or Immersion) Curriculum teaches the pinyin phonetic system and traditional Chinese characters. This curriculum is suitable for children who live in an environment where Mandarin Chinese is NOT the dominant language. It is structured on the total language learning approach incorporating content-based instruction and is designed for an interactive and engaging learning environment where students will be functionally proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese with a strong appreciation for cultural diversity.

The academic year starts in September and ends in June. Schools are open on Sundays as specified in the school calendar. School hours are as follows:

  • Session 1: 09:30 – 10:15 am
  • Session 2: 10:25 – 11:10 am
  • Session 3: 11:20 – 11:50 am
  • Session 4: 12:10 – 01:00 pm (enrichment classes)

Our Goal

Upholding the comprehensive educational philosophy of Tzu Chi’s founder, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, our goal is to cultivate students’ sense of compassion and giving, teaching them to apply their Chinese language, culture, and humanities studies daily, and building a solid foundation for their future.  

Our Principles

We are a nonprofit educational institution that upholds the Tzu Chi spirit and philosophy by offering a positive and motivational learning environment.

In addition to teaching Chinese language skills, such as speaking, reading, writing, and typing, our humanities classes, cultural classes, and Jing Si Aphorism lessons, promote character education.

The school’s motto, “Kindness, compassion, joy, and unselfish giving,” inspires awareness, responsibility, helpfulness, community-mindedness, and care for the Earth.

Two distinct language curriculums are offered by the Academy. The Heritage (or Traditional) Curriculum teaches the zhuyin (bopomofo) phonetic system and traditional Chinese characters. The pinyin phonetic system is introduced in the third grade. This curriculum is suitable for children who live in an environment where Mandarin Chinese is the dominant language. The CSL (Chinese as a Second Language) (or Immersion) Curriculum teaches the pinyin phonetic system and traditional Chinese characters. This curriculum is suitable for children who live in an environment where Mandarin Chinese is NOT the dominant language. It is structured on the total language learning approach incorporating content-based instruction and is designed for an interactive and engaging learning environment where students will be functionally proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese with a strong appreciation for cultural diversity.

The academic year starts in September and ends in June. Schools are open on Sundays as specified in the school calendar. School hours are as follows:

  • Session 1: 09:30 – 10:15 am
  • Session 2: 10:25 – 11:10 am
  • Session 3: 11:20 – 11:50 am
  • Session 4: 12:10 – 01:00 pm (enrichment classes)

Gallery

Veggie Day

January 21, 2024

Halloween Event

October 29, 2023

Fire Drill

October 1, 2023

Culture Day

October 1, 2023

Teacher's Day

September 24, 2023

First Day of School

September 10, 2023

Graduation Day

June, 2023

Family Appreciation Day Concert

May 14, 2023

Earth Day

April 23, 2023

Play Video

2022-2023 Review

News

A Welcoming Place for Every Child

Tzu Chi Academy, Northern New Jersey

Phone:973-857-8666
Email: [email protected]

School Location (Sunday):
150 Commerce Road
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Hours: 9:30 AM–1:00 PM Sundays

EN

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

©2024 Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions

X
微信裡點"發現"
掃QRCode便可分享此頁
複製網址
前往微信
按"複製網址"後複製連結後,再按"前往微信"即可前往微信App分享此頁