New Mexico Chinese School 2022 Spring semester will start on 16th January 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2022 Spring courses will be conducted online through Zoom except Pinyin1 which is the class for the youngest beginners. Pinyin1 classes will be held in-person at Albuquerque Jewish Community Center ( 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109).

The Chinese classes are still scheduled on Sunday 1:30pm - 3:00pm with several exceptions on 10:00-11:30am (depending on the classes). Chinese Chess will be offered as a FREE extracurricular class from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Online registration is now open for 2022 Spring semester:

2022 Spring Semester On-line Registration Form

2022 Spring Semester Academic Calendar

The in-person event for dropping off registration check and purchasing text books will be at 10AM-11:30AM, Jan. 9th, 2022, at 8409 Desert Sunrise Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM.


The New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language is a member of the National Chinese Association. In 1978 New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language was founded by a group of Chinese parents wanting their next generation to learn their heritage language Chinese. Since then our school has gone through various changes to meet the needs of our students to learn Chinese. In the last forty years of serving the community, our school has helped over 2000 children and adults learn to speak and write Chinese, and to appreciate one of the world’s richest and oldest cultures.

Language Classes and Extracurricular Classes

Our school offers both Simplified/Pinyin and Traditional/Zhuyin Chinese classes. We also offer English speaking classes for the learning of Chinese. Our school used to held classes each Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:00pm at Grant Middle School, which is located at 1111 Easterday Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. From 2020, due to COVID-19, the classes are online through Zoom. Language instruction classes are held from 1:30pm to 3:00pm followed by extra-curricular classes from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Extra-curricular classes (free) include Chinese chess, Arts and Crafts, Dance, Voices, Painting, Martial Arts and HSK Exam.


$120 per student.

$90 per children of full-time UNM students.

$90 per person for Grant Middle School(GMS) employees, students and children of GMS employees.

$90 per child for former board members who have served for three years or more.

$60 for the 3rd child from same family and all children of NMCSAL teachers.

The minimum age for children to attend our school is five years old. We welcome Adult students.

Text books:

$10 per book (could be adjusted with market change).

We offer the following classes. For the detailed class information please click here

Language Classes 语言课:

Mandarin for English Speaker Class 母语是英语中文课

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 (not available for Spring 2022)

Pinyin 7 简体中文拼音7班

Pinyin 8 简体中文拼音8班

Extra-Curricular Classes 课外活动:

Chinese Chess 中国象棋


Our students Casey Pei and Tiffany Pei edited newsletters for NM Chinese School of Arts and Language. We appreciate what they have done for Chinese School. Please see the following links for the newsletters.

Newsletter 2021 Spring

Newsletter 2020 Fall

Newsletter 2020 Spring

Newsletter 2019 Fall

Newsletter 2019 Spring

On Sept 21, 2021, New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language celebrated the Mid Autumn Festival online through Zoom. Students learnt about the traditions of celebrating this special day. Please click the picture above to enjoy the video.

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.

Past Events:

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 Chinese New Year Celebration

2020 Online Fundraising Auction

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

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 holded by University of Toledo Ohio. It is a Chinese Leadership program for teacher training during the Summer of 2018.

2017 Chinese New Year Celebration

2016 Chinese New Year Celebration

2015 Chinese New Year Celebration

2014 Chinese New Year Celebration

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.

2012年1月10日 驻洛杉矶总领事邱绍芳会见新墨西哥州侨学界代表, 并捐赠新墨西哥州中文学校1000美元。


We are the members of Chinese School Association in the United States 全美中文学校协会