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                       Mission & Vision                         中文

The Mission of The Chinese Language School of Fairfield County is to provide an encouraging environment to learn Chinese for anyone with a desire to learn the language, convey a sense of the art and artistry inherent in the Chinese language and traditional culture, and foster a life-long interest and appreciation for the Chinese language and culture in all of our students.

The School is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity and we are a non-denominational, non-partisan and independent institution.  We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, nationality, religion, physical condition, or scholastic ability.

The School was originally founded as part of the Organization of Chinese Americans chapter for Fairfield County, Connecticut (now the OCA-FC) in 1975 by the parents of Chinese-American students living around lower Fairfield County.  Since that time, we have attracted students from all over Connecticut, as well as from Westchester and Rockland counties in New York.  Over the last thirty-five years, we have graduated over a thousand students from our School.  Currently, we offer Chinese language courses for pre-K to high school students and our students have the choice of whether to learn Chinese using the simplified or the traditional writing systems. A typical non-adult student attending our school will, upon graduation, have received sufficient instruction to permit him/her to sit for the on-line Chinese Language SAT II test the following academic year. However, we want to be more to our students than a place of language instruction - we seek to have them enjoy their time with us and to look upon their classmates as friends who are bound by a mutual desire and interest in learning Chinese.

Extra-Curricular Activities We believe that as a living language, Chinese cannot be taught in isolation from its cultural background.  As part of the School's programs, we offer our students the opportunity to participate in cultural classes in Chinese arts & crafts, calligraphy, chess, painting, songs (chorus class), folk-dancing and martial arts.   Many of these classes are guided by instructors specially hired for the purpose.



 

CLSFC
Chinese Language School of Fairfield County
Meets every Sunday from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in
Rippowam Middle School Located at
381 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905