Mandarin Information at Whispering Wind Academy

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Parents Invited to Learn About Dual Immersion Language Program at Whispering Wind Academy

Friday , December 17 , 2021

If you’re considering a well-rounded elementary experience that includes a bilingual program, explore the benefits of learning Mandarin during Whispering Wind Academy’s Mandarin Information Night on Jan. 13 from 6-7 p.m in the Library (get directions). Can’t make the in-person event? Join the event virtually with the Google Meets link.

During the event, families will learn about the benefits of learning a second language and will experience a mini-lesson with a kindergarten teacher.

About the Dual Language Mandarin Immersion at Whispering Wind Academy

a student in the Mandarin program at Whispering Wind Academy showing school workChildren enrolled in the program learn English and Mandarin becoming bilingual in the process. The Dual Language Mandarin Immersion program prepares students to become fluent in the world’s most spoken language – Chinese – and prepares them to succeed in the global marketplace. 

Once students step into one of the Mandarin Immersion classrooms, they are fully immersed in the Mandarin language and Chinese culture. 

Learning Mandarin

Students in kindergarten through fourth grade learn the Mandarin language, math, and social studies in Mandarin. English and science are taught in English.

In fifth and sixth grade, students learn the Mandarin language, science, and social studies in Mandarin. English and math are taught in English.

Programs for Early Learners

For our youngest learners, Whispering Wind Academy offers a tuition-based Montessori Preschool program serving 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds. Preschoolers receive 30 minutes of Mandarin instruction daily. Learn more about the Montessori Preschool program.

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Pathway to Middle School and High School 

Mandarin Immersion is offered to seventh and eighth-grade students at Sunrise Middle School. The program will be expanded to Horizon High School starting with the 2022-23 school year.