Chinese School
of Delaware

德立華中文學校

About Us 關於我們

Chinese School of Delaware is a not-for-profit educational weekend school located at the Chinese American Community Center in Hockessin, Delaware. It was established in 1971 by a few families in the area. Over the years, it has grown into a school with 180 students at times. Along with the Chinese American Community Center (CACC), the school has been recognized as the local resource for Chinese culture and language. It is the vision of the Chinese School of Delaware to become a Chinese language school, which serves the community at large, and individuals who are interested in learning Chinese and its culture.

In 1992, Brandywine and Red Clay School districts approved the process where High School students, who study Chinese at the Chinese School of Delaware, will be accredited with half Carnegie Unit per each academic year. The Red Clay School District also invited the Chinese School as a partner and started offering Chinese as a foreign language course in John Dickenson High School. This program was expanded to include A. I. Du Pont High School and H. B. DuPont Middle School in 1993-1994 school year. The curriculum of the Chinese School of Delaware, in addition to teaching Chinese, also includes cultural activities, such as calligraphy, cooking, Ping-pong, Yo-Yo, Chinese Kung-Fu, Craft, Chinese Chess and checkers. Parents and school officials also are actively involved in the community for introducing Chinese cultures at various organizations and public schools.

Starting in fall 2005, the class structure is modified to have a two track system. Track A is for families who speak Chinese at home (heritage students) and track B is for families who do not speak Chinese at home (non-heritage students). However, both track students will join together for culture classes mentioned above. Depends on the public interest, an adult conversational class is also offered. In 2005-06 school year, 7 teachers and 1 school administrator have participated College Board AP Chinese training and received their certificates. Four teachers have been teaching at public schools.

The school starts at the last week in August each year. There are two semesters of 16 weeks each. Classes meet every Sunday afternoon from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm with three periods of 45, 40, and 45 minutes, respectively. More detailed information is available on the school web site (
www.ChineseSchoolDE.org). If you need additional information, regarding placement of the students, please contact the school principal.



德立華中文學校創立於一九七一年,是一所於週末上課的的私立學校,校舍來源為華美聯誼中心之場地。由當時創立時的數家,經歷任校長及熱心人士的苦心經營,至今已發展成十三班,學生人數一百多人的規模。

德立華中文學校目前有國語班十六班,採雙軌制。A-Track 適合家裏說華語的學生,B-Track 適合家裏不說華語的學生。目前有學前班兩班、幼稚園一班、一至十年級)。本校注重師資培訓並積極鼓勵老師投入主流學校教學,2013-14 學年度,本校七位老師及一位行政人員參加美國大學理事會(College Board)所舉辦之AP中文師資培訓,目前有四位老師任教於主流學校。

本校自每年九月初開學,至次年六月結束。全學年分上下兩學期,每學期十六週,上課時間為週日下午一時三十分至四時,共分成三節課,每節課分別為四十五、四十、四十五分鐘。課程內容以中華文化介紹為主。不但教學生聽、說、讀、寫的能力,亦加入中國歷史、地理、節慶、習俗、書法、國畫、象棋、手工藝、唱遊及烹飪等文化課。

華美聯誼中心和中華民國僑務委員會一直不斷的在財力、物力上支援德立華中文學校,幫忙中文學校克服許多困難,而德立華中文學校和華美聯誼中心及友校『春暉中文學校』就文化交流、社區服務、和中華文化介紹等各方面互相援,為發揚中華文化共同努力。

如欲更進一步了解本校,請電(302) 239-0432。本校國際網路網址為:http://www.ChineseSchoolDE.org

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Chinese School of Delaware prohibits “discrimination, harassment, or any other conduct that diminishes the worth of a person is incompatible with our fundamental commitment as a Chinese heritage school. Every person, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability shall be treated with respect and dignity. No person shall be subject to any sexual, racial, psychological, physical, verbal or other similar harassment or abuse, or be denied equitable consideration for access to employment and the programs, services, and activities of the school.”

The school also upholds students’ rights to “full expression,” adding: “In upholding this freedom for its students, the school requires that the expression of opinion not interrupt or disrupt the primary teaching, research and administrative functions of the school or any other activity or proceeding on school premises which is generally accepted as a legitimate school function.”