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Tzu Chi Academy

San Dimas, CA

Welcome!

2024-2025 School Year Registration

New student registration starts on 05/01.

2024-2025 Enrollment

SCHOOL INFORMATION
  • School year: 08/18/2024-05/18/2025( 32 weeks, please refer to the school calendar for class dates).
  • School hours:  Sundays between 9 AM – 12:30 PM.
  • Curriculum: All students have two periods of Chinese classes, one period of Humanity class, and one period of extracurricular class.
  • Chinese Curriculum: Use Mei Zhou Chinese as a textbook.
  • Extra Curriculum: Classes are subject to change and may include: Tea Ceremony, Flower Arrangement, Recycle Art,  Sign Language, Drawing, Yoga, Cooking, etc.
  • Class Size: There will be a maximum of 25 students per class. For a class to commence, a minimum of 10 students is required.  If the minimum number is not reached, or for any other reason, the school reserves the right to cancel a class.
  • Placement Test: All new students (first grade and above) need to take a placement test. Further notification of test dates will be provided later.
  • Enrollment: Determined by the order of complete registration.
  • Parents Please Note:
    • A Weekly reminders regarding school events will be sent on Fridays, either to your Email or as text or voice message.
    • Parents are strongly urged to participate in school activities throughout the school year including: Orientation, First Day of School Assembly, Parent/Teacher Conference, Chinese New Year Celebration Humanity Class, Buddha-Bathing Ceremony Humanity Class (May), Last Day of School Assembly.
  • Age:
    • 4 years old to under 18 years old.
    • Pre-k class  is available for beginners levels of proficiency from ages 4. Must be at least 4 years old before August 18, 2024.
    • PinYin~Higher Grade is available from ages 5 and up. New students enrolled in first grade or higher will be assessed before enrollment.
  • Uniform:
    Students are required to wear Tzu Chi uniforms, and purchase Tzu Chi school backpacks which can be purchased from the school office.
    Uniform and backpack purchases need to be paid separately through cash or by check payable to TZU CHI ACADEMY. Navy Blue Khaki trousers and white sneakers may be purchased at stores such as Kohl’s, Target or Walmart.
  • Per annum, not tax deductible, include textbook & homework sheets
  • Registration fee: $30 (non-refundable) is required for all new students. Returning students, who enroll in class before 05/01/24 may waive the $30 registration fee.
  • Tuition and Extracurricular Material Fees: $580.
  • Second sibling discount: $20 (is only applicable after the first sibling has already registered).
  • Returning students begin 04/07/24.
  • New students begin 05/01/24.

Please fill out the Withdrawal/Tuition Refund Request Form and email the form to school. School finance department will refund in the same payment method.

Refund processing time may take 3 to 4 weeks, NO REFUND will be given for the registration fee.
Tuition is not refundable after the 7th week of school year.

Who We Are

Tzu Chi’s Humanities Class in San Dimas was established in September of 2005. In 2006, the course’s name was officially changed to “Tzu Chi Academy,” becoming the nineteenth Tzu Chi Academy in the United States.

Adhering to the philosophy of Tzu Chi’s educational missions, Tzu Chi Academy provides a unique focus on Chinese culture and language, in addition to the teachings of Tzu Chi’s founder, within a beautiful campus environment. Tzu Chi educators also bring high-quality, compassionate teaching methods with equal emphasis on language and the humanities to inspire kindness, gratitude, and respect for all.

As one of Tzu Chi’s four major missions, our educational mission upholds the teaching philosophy of love-based holistic education, combining multiculturalism with cultivating life ethics, moral concepts, and humanistic education. That is, respect, care, love for one another, and giving back to one’s community. Through humanistic education, students develop character, dignity, thoughtfulness, open-mindedness, and positive life goals.

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.

  • Language classes utilize the “MeiZhou Chinese” textbook, Jing Si Aphorisms, and further supporting materials.
  • Tzu Chi’s humanities program is based on the overseas version of the “Great Love Navigator” course plan, which was adapted by Tzu Chi USA Headquarters’ Education Development Office, with Jing Si Aphorisms as additional teaching material.
  • Cultural classes incorporate Tzu Chi songs, sign language, tea ceremonies, flower arrangement activities, the art of paper cutting, vegetarianism, environmental protection, painting, yoga, drama, etc.

Enrollment is open to students 4–18 years of age.

As one of Tzu Chi’s four major missions, our educational mission upholds the teaching philosophy of love-based holistic education, combining multiculturalism with cultivating life ethics, moral concepts, and humanistic education. That is, respect, care, love for one another, and giving back to one’s community. Through humanistic education, students develop character, dignity, thoughtfulness, open-mindedness, and positive life goals.

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.

  • Language classes utilize the “MeiZhou Chinese” textbook, Jing Si Aphorisms, and further supporting materials.
  • Tzu Chi’s humanities program is based on the overseas version of the “Great Love Navigator” course plan, which was adapted by Tzu Chi USA Headquarters’ Education Development Office, with Jing Si Aphorisms as additional teaching material.
  • Cultural classes incorporate Tzu Chi songs, sign language, tea ceremonies, flower arrangement activities, the art of paper cutting, vegetarianism, environmental protection, painting, yoga, drama, etc.

Enrollment is open to students 4–18 years of age.

 

Gallery

2022 Graduation Ceremony

May 27, 2023

Humanities Class

January 21, 2023

Jing Si Aphorisms Drawing Contest

October 10, 2022

A Welcoming Place for Every Child

Tzu Chi Academy, San Dimas

Phone: (909) 447-8614
Email: [email protected]

School Location (Sunday):
Tzu Chi USA Headquarters San Dimas Campus
1100 S. Valley Center Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773 

Hours: 9:00 AM–12:30 PM Sundays

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Tzu Chi Academy was first established in Los Angeles in 1994 under Tzu Chi USA education departmentwith 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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