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American West Vancouver Chinese School

PO BOX 87933, Vancouver, WA 98687 | 360-931-3298 |

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American West Vancouver Chinese School (AWVCS) was formed in 1998 when an influx of Chinese expatriats, who are here as a result of new industries in Southwest Washington, started looking for local schools that offer Chinese education for their children.

AWVCS was founded with its primary mission dedicated to educating students in speaking, reading and writing the Chinese language. AWVCS typically offers seven years of formal progressive Chinese education from learning Chinese phonics to Level 6 for students ages 5-18. We welcome students of all heritages to join us in learning the Chinese Language. Today, AWVCS offers Chinese education to everyone in Vancouver/Portland metropolitan area with a 100-strong student body. Classes are held at Hanna Hall in Clark College every Sunday afternoon during the regular school year. Parents and students are welcome to come visit the classes.

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AWVCS is a non-profit educational organization under tax code 501c3. AWVCS operates primarily from tuition fees, grants, sponsorships, and fundraisers with the leadership & assistance of parent volunteers. Active participation from parents assists AWVCS to help students experience the Chinese language and culture.

AWVCS Offers Native Chinese Teachers

It takes many dedicated hands and hearts to run a non-profit school like AWVCS. AWVCS teachers are often professional Chinese native speaking teachers from Taiwan and China. They are dedicated to their classes and would also teach additional classes in Chinese calligraphy, folk dance, Chinese chess, Chinese painting, arts and craft, and more.

Performance by our school teachers and administrators at Oregon Convention Center during Chinese New Year celebration, in Vancouver, and New Year Lion Dance celebration at school in school year 2013-2014.

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY: AWVCS admits students of all race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The school does not discriminate in its administration of educational, admission and any other policies and programs.