About Our School

紐約華僑學校簡介

During the Chin (Qin) Dynasty in the year 1909, certain organizations in the New York Community Center along with other interested individuals suggested establishing an overseas Chinese School in New York. In the beginning there were only about twenty students,but with the support of the New York Overseas Chinese Community Center, the number of students grew rapidly. The growth of the school can be compared to a little flower bud blossoming into a flower that has never faded since. Today, New York Chinese School (NYCS) is the largest Chinese School in North America.

The New York Chinese School is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) school, staffed by dedicated teachers. Currently, the school has a faculty of over 40 people. The teachers of NYCS have been working hard to promote this unique language to students of all ages and ethnicity. In NYCS, students will gradually climb up the levels of Chinese, but the byproducts of this learning experience is gaining a better understanding of the traditional Chinese virtues and values.         

The school believes that if everyone can abide by the traditional morality and an intimate familial relationship, a harmonious society can be easily established. In turn, the people and their country will become prosperous and achieve peace and unity in the world.

The initial 20 students of the school have multiplied to about 2000 students, all attending grade levels that range from kindergarten to high school. There are now 60
classes consisting of both Mandarin and Cantonese. Not only do teachers stress the importance of writing and reading abilities, but they also work to cultivate students’ interest in calligraphy and arts.

In Chinese School, targets are set and students are encouraged to achieve them. Their progress is closely monitored with regular exams, mid-term, and a final examination at the end of the school year. Besides studying Chinese in classrooms, our teachers also extend learning through many different extracurricular activities.    

                    
「中華絳帳,海外黌宮;尊師重道,養正開蒙;內修己,外立人,揚五千年文化高風;僑賢汗血,聖哲時中;流長源遠,徳攝智融;既溫故,更知新,向億萬里學海前衝;弦歌不輟,薪火長紅!」一首簡短凝練的校歌道出了紐約華僑學校百年來的發展歷程和歷史使命。

      紐約華僑學校隸屬於紐約中華公所,創建於1909年,1962年正式向紐約州教育廳立案並於1967年獲得永久立案狀。校址設在紐約華埠勿街62號中華大樓,樓高五層並建有地下室,共有22間寬敞明亮的教室、1間專業的舞蹈室、2間鋼琴室、1個室內運動場、1個可容納428人的大禮堂,是美東規模最大的唯一一所擁有獨立校舍的中文學校,可招收3,000學子。

      百多年來,紐約華僑學校不僅只教授中文語言課程,還致力於弘揚和傳承中華文化,以「禮義廉恥」為校訓,讓海外僑胞子女接受完整的中文教育和倫理道德的啓導,以達到明禮儀、知廉恥、辨是非、立大志。目前,紐約華僑學校所授科目以中文為主,包括幼稚園至高中的華語、文化常識、詩詞歌賦及書法等;除此還設有成人國語班,以及學童及青年學子的舞蹈、繪畫、鋼琴等才藝課程。

     為了適應教育現代化的需要及更好地服務社區和傳承中華文化,2016年9月1日甫上任的王張令瑜校長,經過近兩個月的觀察及策劃,在十月底正式向常務校董會提出了初期的硬體和軟體改進措施的計劃書,並獲得了全體常務校董的一致通過。經過了兩個月的努力,所有初期改進的工作項目均順利完成,並於2017年1月6日至8日向社區舉辦「開放日」,得到了僑領、長官、家長們、學生們和社會各界的一致好評和肯定。

     僑校初期的硬體改進主要包括重新裝修不合符規定的學生廁所;更換已使用半世紀以上破舊的學生桌椅;置換大部份已使用30多年的黑板,並全面增設新型白板;安裝投影儀等數位教學設備;徹底專業深層次的清洗所有教室、廁所和走廊地板。軟體方面主要聘請專家對全體老師進行課堂管理、數位教學、有效運用助教等培訓,以加強教師的能量建設,提高教師隊伍的整體素質。

     新年伊始,王張令瑜校長滿懷感恩地表示:僑校初期改進能夠順利快速地落實,完全歸功於校董們的信任和大力支持,及全體教職員全心的努力和付出。這次初期改進計劃的落實,讓全社區目睹了僑校的嶄新面貌,必會吸引更多的學生們及家長們來到僑校。在師資方面,僑校現在已拥有一批專業師範大專院校畢業、有豐富教學經驗的教師,在此厚實的基礎上,通過不斷的專業培訓,相信教師們的教學實踐能力將會有更好的提高;在學生培養方面,僑校將會在教導中文語言課程和文化傳承的基礎上,結合五育教學理論,讓學生「德智體群美」全面均衡發展。

     展望未來的發展前景,王張令瑜校長將會繼續探究策略性研究方向,通過實實在在的措施促成各階段改進目標的實現,讓紐約華僑學校成為一所與眾不同、質量均重的華文教育機構。

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