School hours:School begins on August 22, 2021, and takes place every Sunday 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, Family Yoga, Family 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:
1. A weekly reminder regarding school events will be sent on Fridays, either to your Email or as text or voice message.
2. 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.
Pre-k class is available for beginners levels of proficiency from ages 4. Must be at least 4 years old before August 22, 2021. PinYin~Higher Grade is available from ages 5 and up. New students enrolled in first grade or higher will be assessed before enrollment.
Students are required to wear uniforms, and use Tzu Chi school backpacks during classes, which can be purchased at the beginning of the school year.
1. Summer $15. Winter $16. Tzu Chi backpack $26.
2. Navy Blue Khaki trousers and white sneakers may be purchased at stores such as Kohl’s, Target or Walmart.
TUITION AND FEE ( per annum, not tax deductible)
Registration fee: $30 (non-refundable) is required for all new students. Returning students, who enroll in class before 06/01/21 may waive the registration fee.
Tuition and Extracurricular Fees: $530
Sibling discount $20 is only applicable after the first sibling has already registered.
Member/Teacher discount: $30
Uniform fees are to be paid in a separate check or cash. Checks are payable to “TZU CHI ACADEMY”.