San Francisco High School of the Arts

Summer Mandarin Chinese Program

This program enhances structured language learning with a plethora of creative and practical activities. Students will improve their Chinese speaking and listening skills, also learn to read and write Chinese characters.  Other parts of the program include Chinese dance, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese culinary art, Chinese painting, and Chinese culture and traditions. In addition, our immersion environment allows students to gain Chinese language skills and cultural knowledge in a natural way.

  • Chinese Language & Culture Camp
Session 1: June 17 – June 28
Session 2: July 8 – 19
Session 3: July 22 – Aug 2
Age 6-12 (Session 4)

Program Details:
Age: 6-12
Date/Time: June 17-28 (Session 1), July 8-19 (Session 2), July 22 – Aug 2 (Session 3), M-F 9:30am-4:30pm
Cost: $880/session, $500/week

Early Drop-Off and Extended Care available.

Sample Schedule:

8:30-9:00(Optional) Early Drop-off ($5/day charge)
9:00-9:30Drop-off (no charge)
9:30-11:00 (MWF)
9:30-10:30 (TuTh)
Chinese Language (1st class)
11:00-12:00 (MWF)Chinese Dance
10:30-12:00 (TuTh)Culinary Arts 
1:00-2:00Chinese Language (2nd class)
2:00-3:00Rotation of Arts Enrichment (drawing, crafts, clay work, etc)
 3:00-4:00Outdoor Time
 4:00-4:30Supervised Quiet Activity
 4:30-5:30(Optional) Extended Care ($10/day)

Here, everybody is everybody’s friend.

Summer Camper

Dance classes were so fun and the teachers were so amazing that I wanted to stay for full time!


2016 graduate who joined the full time program as a dance major after attending the 2010 dance intensive

Summer Chinese Language Faculty


Mr. Qining Cai

Chinese Teacher
Mr. Cai was a professor of Chinese in China before coming to SFHSA. He has taught Chinese language for thirty five years. He also taught media production and also has extensive knowledge in Chinese literature and culture.

Ms. Min Zang

Chinese Teacher
Ms. Min Zang graduated from the Department of Chinese Teachers College and has many years of teaching experience. She currently teaches Chinese at the San Francisco High School of the Arts.

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