Tzu Chi Academy

San Jose, CA


2024-2025 School Year Registration

Registration is open.

2024-2025 Enrollment

School Hours, Classes & Class Size
School Hours
  • For the 2024-2025 school year, classes start on 9/7/2024.
  • A weekly Saturday class from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, from September current year to next June (total for 32 weeks classes)
  • School offers 2 hours of Mandarin Learning and 1 hour of Humanitarian Culture study.
  • Heritage Classes  are designed for Chinese-speaking students from Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st through 9th Grades with class materials in Bopomofo and traditional Chinese characters.
Class Size
  • All  Classes are limited to 20 students per class.
  • A class with less than 12 students enrolled or due to special reasons may be canceled.
  • For the vacancy of a class, the siblings of a returning student enrolled on or before 3/30 will be placed first. The rest will be placed based on the enrollment order until the class is filled.
  • All students enrolling in the Pre-K (PK) class must be 4 years old by the first day of school (9/7/2024).
  • Please email a photocopy of student’s birth certificate to [email protected]

Students are required to wear the uniform during the class session: the Tzu-chi Academy upper outer garment with navy blue khaki trousers and white sneakers. The Tzu-chi Academy upper outer garment can be purchased from the school at the beginning of the school year. Navy blue khaki trousers and white sneakers can be purchased at stores like Kohl’s, Target, and Walmart.

Uniform order form is available online, please click here to order uniform.
Please pay by check or cash when picking up the uniforms.

The Placement Test is used to assess the student’s Chinese language skill to fit into the intended grade. Based on the assessment result, the student will be placed in the best-fit grade which may not be the original intended grade.

All new students enrolling in all grades except Pre-K and CSL-1 are required to take the Placement Test before enrollment. Acceptance will be based on the test result and class vacancy. Before enrollment, please contact the school staff at [email protected] to schedule the test.

  • Weekly reminders regarding school events will be sent to your email inbox.
  • Parents of new students are required to attend the New Student Parents Orientation.The Orientation time and details will be notified via email.
  • Parents are required to fulfill class and school duties during the school year.
Tuition(not tax deductible)
  • $510 (Students registering before April 30, 2024 , 11:59 pm PST may receive $20 Tuition discount )
  • Uniform fees are to be paid in check or cash, please make check payable to Tzu Chi

Registration Fee
Registration fee (not refundable) for the student (new and returning) is $40.

Registration Date
Returning and New students on 2/25/2024 

Refund Policy
  • Tuition refund processing may take 4-6weeks. The Registration Fee is not refundable.
  • 100% Tuition refund for requests received before 9/01/2024.
  • 75%Tuition refund for requests received before 10/15/2024.
  • 50% Tuition refund for requests received before 12/1/2024.
  • No refund for any requests starting 12/1/2024.

Refund Procedure
Please email Refund Request to school at [email protected]

A Welcoming Place for Every Child

Tzu Chi Academy, San Jose


School Location (Saturday):
1300 Edsel Dr, Milpitas,
CA 95035


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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