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Chinese Immersion School

1155 Crest Drive, Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: (541) 790-3700  |   Fax: (541) 790-3705

School website

Grades: K–2 in 2018–19, adding one grade each year
Enrollment: 61
Principal: Jennifer Hebard <hebard_j@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Vicky Wilson <wilson_v@4j.lane.edu>

School Hours:
M–Th: 8:30–3:00
Friday: 8:30–1:45
Breakfast and Lunch Menu

K–12 Language Immersion Program: Will grow to a K–12 program at Kennedy Middle School and Churchill High School

Program Description:
The Chinese Language Immersion School began in fall 2017 providing students in kindergarten and first grade with a rigorous Mandarin Chinese immersion education. Every year an additional grade will be added, ultimately expanding to Kennedy Middle School for grades 6-8, and then to Churchill High School for grades 9-12. Our program provides instruction in Mandarin 50% of the school day, and the other 50% of the school day in English. This model enables students to be biliterate in Mandarin and English, to develop strong cross-cultural understanding and appreciation, and to become caring and productive global citizens.

School Highlights:

  • The 2019–20 school year will offer grades K–3 , adding one grade level each year
  • The program is structured on the total language learning approach, incorporating content-based instruction, explicit language instruction and experiential language learning practices
  • Students learn simplified Chinese characters (jianti hanzi)
  • Expressive and receptive language development is emphasized in all stages of the program
  • Program model is committed to and provides a rigorous and supportive approach to academics in both Mandarin and English
  • With strong community partnerships, we are providing culturally authentic, academic and global citizenship experiences for all students

School Improvement Goals:
Students will:

  • Comprehend and speak Mandarin and English fluently
  • Read printed Mandarin fluently, appropriate to the grade level
  • Write with purpose and fluency in both Mandarin and English
  • Perform at or above grade level with peers on state and district tests
  • Develop an understanding of the Chinese culture and gain appreciation for the contributions of the Chinese people historically and on a global scale
  • Graduate high school with the Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy in Mandarin and English

ODE school report cards and AYP reports