The Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual Program provides students with the opportunity to acquire the basic skills for speaking, reading, writing, listening and communicating in both English and Mandarin at a young age. It is a program in which Mandarin and English are used as the languages of instruction, beginning in Kindergarten or Grade 1 and continuing to Grade 9.
- Students entering kindergarten or Grade 1 can register.
- Students with previous Mandarin language experience may start the Mandarin Bilingual program at other grade levels. The student will need to demonstrate the necessary skills in reading, writing and speaking Mandarin and English by completing a proficiency assessment.
- Previous Chinese experience is not required and parents do not need to know the language.