About New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language


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.

Current Development

In today's world, bilingualism is increasingly recognized as valuable by parents and students. At the New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language, we are committed to providing quality education to help students achieve this goal. Our curriculum, based on materials from the Jinan University Publishing Company, includes phonetics learning (Pinyin) and character learning (simplified Chinese), as well as specific classes for Phonetic/Zhuyin (traditional Chinese) and Mandarin for English Speakers.

We offer a diverse range of approximately 10 classes at different levels to cater to students' needs. Additionally, we provide free elective enrichment courses, such as Chinese Chess, Painting, Arts and Crafts, and singing, allowing students to explore their interests. We believe in providing flexibility so that you can choose the courses that align with your interests and goals.

Our school is very proud of our strong professional and responsible teaching team. We welcome students age five through adult and tuition is $140 per semester per student. Furthermore, $30 tuition discount for the employees and students of University of New Mexico and Menaul school, and children of former board members who have served 3 years or more. Families with three or more students receive a 50% discount on each student beyond two. All children of NMCSAL teachers also receive a 50% discount. 

Our classes are held every Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. The Chinese language classes take place from 1:30 to 3:00 PM, focusing on various aspects of language learning. Following the Chinese class, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM, we offer elective classes where students can explore different subjects of interest.