The Chinese Academy

Goals and Objectives:

  • Promote the Chinese language and culture for everyone

School Profile:

  • The Chinese Academy is the largest language school in Alberta
  • We have been in operation since 1997 and currently have over 1900 students
  • We are a registered charitable organization and a non-profit school accredited by Alberta Education
  • We work in cooperation with the Calgary Board of Education, the second largest school board in Canada with over 100,000 students
  • Classes are offered on Saturdays at John G. Diefenbaker High School and Sir John A. Macdonald School, both with ample free parking
  • Our goal is to promote the Chinese language and culture for everyone
  • We offer Cantonese and Mandarin classes (Traditional or Simplified characters) for students from kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • The Chinese Academy works in partnership with the following schools:

    ·         John G. Diefenbaker High School

    ·         Sir Winston Churchill High School

    ·         Western Canada High School

    ·         Henry Wise Wood High School

    ·         Lester B. Pearson High School

    to offer Chinese language instruction in Cantonese and Mandarin that allow IB students registered at these schools to pursue Chinese language studies.

  • We offer “Chinese for Beginners” classes for beginners in Cantonese and Mandarin
  • We offer special interest classes in Art, Karate, Choir and Math Tutorials
  • Under the supervision of experienced certified teachers, classes incorporate an activity-orientated approach with less emphasis on memorization
  • Alberta Education has accredited classes in Grades 10, 11 and 12 so that, upon completion, students receive 5 credits for each class
  • Tuition fees are waived for students in the I.B. Chinese program from John G. Diefenbaker High School, Henry Wise Wood High School, Lester B. Pearson High School, Sir Winston Churchill High School and Western Canada High School
  • Teaching materials are specially designed for students living in Canada
  • Teachers who have experience in teaching overseas and in Canada