SWAN began its After-School Chinese immersion program with just 40 students in 1998. Since then, SWAN has been providing Chinese language enrichment instruction to more than 6,000 students.

Every afternoon, our students enjoy grade-level Mandarin language instruction in the SWAN after-school program.  Most SWAN graduates achieve Mandarin language proficiency.

  • Our students learn how to converse in Mandarin as well as how to read and write.  Additionally, they participate in major cultural programs like the Lunar New Year student performances, Calligraphy Workshop, Singing Contest, Speech Contest, and more!
  • Many of our students are winners of national and international speech and cultural competitions.  They also serve as cultural ambassadors to China and Taiwan.  Our students’ Chinese writings are featured monthly in World Journal.
  • The average SAT II Mandarin Chinese language score of our students is 616/800. (This number represents the performance of students who were actively enrolled in the SWAN after-school program through 8th grade.)
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