ABOUT KEY STONE CHINESE SCHOOL
Head of School's Welcome,
Keystone Chinese School (KSCS) is a non-profit organization run by parents and professional parent volunteers. KSCS dedicates to providing quality Chinese cultural and language education in an encouraging atmosphere for people of all ages to enjoy the diversified culture and to benefit of their competitions of globalization environments.
KSCS designs General Classes, Intensive Classes, Accelerated Classes, and Adult Classes to meet the student needs of different ages, language backgrounds, races, and learning objectives. Our curriculum is aligned to US main stream school system by teaching Mandarin and han-yu pin-yin. Textbooks that are used in most public high schools and universities are adopted in our mid and high level classes.
Both traditional and simplified Chinese character classes are available for parent's selection. Pin-yin is taught as a pronunciation tool and an approach to input Chinese characters on computer.
There are about 30 school days in a school year. Classes start at 9:30 am and end at 12:00 pm on Saturdays. A school year is divided into fall and spring semesters. Fall semester is from September to December. It has 12 class days. The spring semester is from January to June, which has 18 class days.
Each family is required to provide two mornings of volunteer service in fall semester and 3 mornings in spring semester since the school is administrated and operated by parent volunteers.
Tuition is mainly the only financial resource. It is used for classroom rent, teacher compensation and training, and school routine operations. All administrators work for the school voluntarily. Only teachers are paid employees. Financial report is published each school year.
The school belongs to all KSCS families. Our mission is to promote cultural diversity awareness and appreciation, to preserve Chinese cultural and heritage, to contribute to and support our community by offering high quality instructions in Chinese language and culture.
Mr. Weiwen Ou
Head of School
Founded in 2006, Key Stone Chinese School has 10 year's history. Over hundreds of children have graduated from the school. Many of them have kept staying with the school throughout their elementary, middle and high school life and they've gained native Chinese proficiency.
Our mission is to promote cultural diversity awareness and appreciation, to preserve Chinese cultural and heritage, to contribute to and support our community by offering high quality instructions in Chinese language and culture.