For the first time, an agreement has been reached between the Confucius Institute and the Elite Preparatory Academy on June 6, 2018 to provide Tuition Free, Full Day, Chinese Bilingual, K-12 education to parents and students in the U.S.. The first day of school is scheduled to start on September 4, 2018.
Students enrolled in the program will study in addition to what is required in the New Jersey Dept of Education Core Curriculum, take daily classes on Chinese Language, literature, and history. The goal is to produce graduates who are not only linguistically capable in Chinese and English languages with in-depth knowledge of the cultures and histories of Chinese and Western civilization, but also academically excellent in math, science, engineering and technologies of the modern world.
Application is being accepted now. Information seminars will be held on Saturday of 6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, and 8/18 from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon on campus at 17 Schoolhouse Road, Somerset, NJ 08873.
Confucius Institute (Chinese: 孔子学院; pinyin: Kǒngzǐ Xuéyuàn) is a non-profit public educational organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, whose aim is to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges.
The Confucius Institute program began in 2004 and is overseen by Hanban (officially the Office of Chinese Language Council International). The institutes operate in co-operation with local affiliate colleges and universities around the world, and financing is shared between Hanban and the host institutions. The related Confucius Classroom program partners with local secondary schools or school districts to provide teachers and instructional materials.