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Chinese Immersion School

1155 Crest Drive, Eugene, OR 97405
Starting in fall 2021, Chinese Immersion Elementary will be located in a remodeled wing of Kennedy Middle School, 2200 Bailey Hill Road. As the program grows (one grade each year), it will continue at Kennedy and Churchill High School.
Phone: (541) 790-3700  |   Fax: (541) 790-3705

School website

Grades: K–4 in 2020–21, adding one grade each year
2019–20 Enrollment: 75
Principal: Jennifer Hebard <hebard_j@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Mallory Whitaker <whitaker_m@4j.lane.edu>

Mission Statement:
The Chinese Language Immersion School provides a rigorous, supportive Mandarin immersion program that enables our students to become biliterate in Mandarin and English, providing students opportunities to develop strong cross-cultural understanding and appreciation for Chinese culture with the goal of becoming productive global citizens.

Program Description:
Research indicates bilingual students gain deeper insights into ways of thinking and expressing themselves. Learning two languages increases the strength of literacy in both. Skills acquired include:

  • High level of proficiency in literacy and math skills in both English and Mandarin
  • Appreciation of multiple cultures, sensitivity to people who speak other languages and a multicultural perspective
  • Foundations of knowledge in other curriculum areas, such as science and social studies
  • Flexibility of thinking and creative problem solving

School Highlights:

  • 50/50 model; half of the school day is taught in Mandarin and half in English
  • Science, Math, Chinese Language Arts (reading, writing, speaking) in Mandarin and English Language Arts (reading, writing, speaking) in English
  • Commitment to literacy in English and Mandarin languages
  • Simplified Chinese characters taught
  • Pinyin alphabet taught at 3rd grade
  • Commitment to excellent mathematics instruction and best practices
  • Commitment to cultural awareness and proficiency
  • Commitment to the Chinese and American Visual and Performing arts
  • Active parent involvement and outstanding parent organization
  • Building students’ appreciation of Chinese culture through community partnerships with the University of Oregon, the Chinese American Benevolent Association, and more
  • Participation in annual multi-cultural events such as Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Chinese New Year, Asian Celebration and Dragon Boat Festival

School Improvement Goals:

  • Students will demonstrate highly proficient biliteracy skills; speaking, writing, and reading in Mandarin and English.
  • Students will perform at or above grade level with peers on state, district and STAMP (standards-based measurement of proficiency) language tests.
  • Continue to recruit and hire highly qualified bilingual teachers.

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