62 Mott Street
New York , NY 10013
New York Chinese School (NYCS), located right in the heart of the New York Chinatown, was established in 1909 and has been chartered by New York State Education Department since 1967. New York Chinese School is a non-profit, community-based organization, affiliated with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) of New York, a parent agency of 60 civic and family associations in the New York Chinatown community.
As the very first overseas Chinese school, New York Chinese School started with only about 20 students at the beginning of the 20th century, growing up to about 3,000 students when turning into the 21st century; School has a total of 22 classrooms, 2 dance studios, 1 piano room, a modern indoor gym, and an auditorium with a capacity of 428 people, is now the largest overseas Chinese School in North America.
At present, the NYCS provides Chinese education based on levels of various grades, from kindergarten through12th grades, plus adult classes of beginning, intermediate, intermediate advanced; the students at the NYCS also learn Chinese culture, poetry, calligraphy. In addition, the NYCS offers students with a variety of classes in dancing, painting, piano, among others, so that their learning become more comprehensive and interesting.
Looking ahead, Principal Nora Chang Wang, along with deep appreciation for the strong support from the School Board of Directors, and for the cooperation and efforts from all staffs, during the initial stage, is optimistic and confident for the NYCS´ future, growing into a unique and quality-focused institution for overseas Chinese education, and a model for all other localities, not only in the U.S., North America, and even in the world.