About New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language


The New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 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 serving society over the past four decades, our school has helped more than 2,000 children and adults learn to speak and write Chinese and appreciate one of the richest and oldest cultures in the world.

Current Development

More and more parents and students are recognizing the benefit of being bilingual in today's world and The New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language is here to provide quality education to accomplish that goal. Our school uses the Jinan University Publishing Company materials in the classroom and provides workbooks to reinforce the classroom learning through home study and exercises. Students start with phonetics learning (Pinyin) and move onto characters learning (simplified Chinese). We open about 10 classes for different level students, including beginner class for English speakers. We also offer free elective enrichment courses which consist of Chinese Chess, Painting, Arts and Crafts, Dance, and Voices. You choose what is right for you.

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. Class is in session from 1:30 to 4:00 PM every Sunday afternoon (1:30-3:00 is Chinese class and 3:00-4:00 is elective class).