New Mexico Chinese School's 2023 Fall semester starts on August 13, with classes held at Menaul School (301 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107). Online registration is now open. Please complete the online registration form as soon as possible, so that we can prepare enough textbooks before the school starts. Welcome to New Mexico Chinese School!
Established in 1978 by a group of Chinese parents, the New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide an immersive experience in Chinese culture and language for the next generation. With a continuous focus on meeting evolving student needs, our school ensures the highest quality education in learning Chinese. Through our programs, we have empowered and guided over 2,000 children and adults to master the art of speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. Our comprehensive approach not only enhances language skills but also cultivates a deep understanding of the richness and beauty of Chinese culture. Join us on this remarkable journey of discovery and growth, as we make a positive impact on individuals who are passionate about Chinese language and culture.
Language Classes and Extracurricular Classes
Our school offers Simplified/Pinyin(简体中文拼音班), Phonetic/Zhuyin(注音繁體中文班) and Mandarin for English Speakers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we seamlessly transitioned our classes online, utilizing the Zoom platform (We are thankful to Zoom for providing free services to our school during the pandemic). Starting from fall 2022, we successfully resumed in-person classes, which are now held at Menaul School. (address: 301 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107).
Language classes are scheduled from 1:30pm to 3:00pm on Sundays, followed by optional extra-curricular classes from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (free for registered students).
We welcome students from all ages and backgrounds!
$140 per student.
$110 per children of full-time UNM students.
$110 per person for Menaul School employees, students and children of Menaul School employees.
$110 per child for former board members who have served for three years or more.
$70 for the 3rd child from the same family and all children of NMCSAL teachers.
$10 per set (could be adjusted with market change).
We offer the following classes.
Language Classes 语言课: (For detailed information about our teachers and classes, please visit our faculty page):
Mandarin for English Speaker Class 面向母语是英语的学生的中文课
Mandarin for Preschoolers (3 - 5 years old) 学前班
Pinyin 1 简体中文拼音1班
Pinyin 2 简体中文拼音2班
Pinyin 3 简体中文拼音3班
Pinyin 4 简体中文拼音4班
Pinyin 5 简体中文拼音5班
Pinyin 6 简体中文拼音6班
Pinyin 9 简体中文拼音9班
Extra-Curricular Classes 兴趣课: (free for registered students. For more additional information, please click here)
Line Drawing 线描画
Chinese Folk Songs 中国民歌学唱
Chinese Chess 中国象棋
On May 7th, 2023, the New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language celebrated its 2023 graduation ceremony at Menaul School. Congratulations to Jeffrey Zhuang, our graduating senior! We also awarded the "Outstanding Service Award" to 2 emeritus board members, the "Outstanding Student Award" to 1 student, and the "School Logo Designer Award" to 5 talented designers. Congratulations to all the awardees for their achievements! To view more pictures, please click on the image above.
On February 5th of 2023, New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language celebrated the Chinese New Year at Domenici Center of UNM. Thank you to all the teachers, board members, parents and students for their meticulous preparation and wonderful performances! Please click the image above to see more pictures and videos. Special thanks to Talin Market and Hayashi Japanese Steakhouse for donating prize draws.
On September 11, 2022, the New Mexico School of Chinese Arts and Languages celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival at Menaul School. The students learned about the traditions of this special holiday. ABQ Happy Dancing Group performed the dance. Our teachers prepared games for everyone to have fun. Please click on the image above to see more pictures.
On May 8th of 2022 New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language celebrated its 2022 graduation ceremony at Menaul School. Congratulations to our graduating senior Daniel Feng! Professor Aijuan Cun of UNM shared her Chinese language learning research project with parents and students. Mr. Chris Ferrara took us on a tour of the beautiful Menual School campus.
On February 6th of 2022, New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language celebrated the Chinese New Year at Domenici Center of UNM as well as online through Zoom. All teachers and students participated in the show. Thanks everyone for your meticulous preparation and wonderful performances! Please see the above slides for more pictures. Special thanks to Talin Market and Hayashi Japanese Steakhouse for donating prize draws.
On February 14, 2021, New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language celebrated the Chinese New Year online through Zoom. All teachers and students participated in the show. Thanks everyone for your meticulous preparation and wonderful performances! Special thanks to Talin Market and Hayashi Japanese Steakhouse for donating prize draws.
On September 15, 2019, the New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language celebrated the Chinese Moon Festival in Albuquerque. Teacher Qiyun Li and the dance team brought us beautiful traditional Chinese dance performance. Students from Pinyin 5 (Teacher Yichun Wang) also told us the origin of Mid-autumn Festival. Furthermore, each of students and teachers ate the traditional moon cake, and they enjoyed all kinds of activities such as Play Chess, Idiom Solitaire, Pingpang game and so on. Some parents involved these interesting activities as well.
On February 3, 2019, New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language celebrated the Chinese New Year in Albuquerque. It was a joyful day filled with celebration and appreciation. The main highlight is the students' celebration performances. There are more than 8 kinds of performances, such as Drama, Puppet Show, Chorus, Flute duet, Dance, completing the Chinese Poetry, and so on. Every one of these performances was enjoyed by the audiences.
2022 Graduation Ceremony: On May 8, 2022, our school celebrated its 2022 graduation ceremony at Menaul School.
2021 Graduation Ceremony: On May 2, 2021, our school awarded the "Teacher Appreciation Award" to two teachers, "Outstanding Service Award" to one board member, "Graduation Award" to seven students, and "Outstanding Student Award" to two students. Congratulations to all awardees.
2021 City of Albuquerque Youth & Education Grant: Vice Principal Vicki Poon, Treasurer Haiyan Zhao and our student volunteer Dana Poon worked together and applied for the City of Albuquerque Youth & Education Recover Grant. We are grateful to Mayor Keller and his staff for supporting our school with the City of Albuquerque Recovery Grant during the pandemic. The grant of $10,000 allowed our school to continue to provide language instructions without interruption.
2018年夏季，本校马筱露老师参加了由俄亥俄州拖莱多大学举办的星谈中文教师领袖营的教师培训. Our school teacher, Ms. Annie Ma, participated in a teaching training of STARTALK-CHEIER hold by University of Toledo Ohio. It is a Chinese Leadership program for teacher training during the Summer of 2018.
2014 Outstanding Service Award presented to two board members, two teachers, and one teacher assistant. New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language honored their dedication and commitment.
2013 Chinese New Year Celebration: Our school has successfully organized 2013 Chinese new year party on February 10, 2013 at Auditorium, Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education.
2012年夏季 本校谢飞亚老师参加了由国家侨办和厦门华侨大学举办的海外华文教师汉语言文化培训. Our school teacher, Ms Xie, attended "Oversea Chinese Language and Culture Education 2012 Summer Camp". Here is the presentation.