Our Mission


Pittsburgh Chinese School is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution. Our mission is to:

  • Operate as a Chinese language school and to prepare multi-ethnic students to meet the challenge of globalization;
  • Promote the understanding of Chinese culture and heritage;
  • Encourage school youth in community services and help them to achieve public responsibilities.
   

About School


Pittsburgh Chinese School (PCS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1977, located in Squirrel Hill (map ).

The mission of PCS is to provide a structured environment for learning Chinese language, culture and arts, and to promote multinational and multiethnic cultural activities in the greater Pittsburgh area. In 2018, PCS started to incorporate STEM into its curriculum, with simple, engaging activities for children age 1-5 and more advanced programs such as Mathematics Olympiad for older students.

PCS accepts students ages 4 and up. In addition to our PreK to 12 educational programs for children, we also offer classes for adults and have an Activity Center for children under 4. Currently, PCS enrolls about 300 students, and has approximately 70 teachers and administrators.

There are two semesters in a school year, 14-18 weeks per semester. Classes are held on Sunday afternoons from 2 pm to 5 pm. The first two hours are language lessons and the third hour is for culture and arts. PCS also organizes local and national competitions, seminars, and stage performance opportunities for our students and families.

In an effort to promote Chinese culture and arts in the region, PCS regularly sponsors and participates in local community events such as Squirrel Hill Lunar New Year parade. In 2018, PCS received “Squirrel Hill Treasure Awards” in recognition for our outstanding contribution of education and diversity in the community (PCS report ). In 2019, PCS received recognition from PA Governor Mr. Wolf and PA Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs for promoting education in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community (PCS report ).

PCS is an equal opportunity not-for-profit organization that provides reduced tuition and scholarship to all who qualify (Financial Aid).


匹兹堡中文学校简介


匹兹堡中文学校正式成立于1977年,为美国立案的非营利团体。匹兹堡中文学校以教育华裔后代及当地人士认识中华文化及语言,促进中美两国人民文化交流, 促进青少年的健康成长为宗旨。

本校招收四岁以上学生,从幼儿园到十二年级以及成人班。目前在校学生人数大约为三百多人,教师及辅助,管理人员有七十九位,设有拼音班,英中班和成人班。每年分春、秋两季招生,每学期上课十四~十六周。上课时间为星期日下午两点到五点共三节课。前两节课为语言课,以教授听,说,读,写中文为主。第三堂课为文体课,学生可以选修唱游,武术,美劳,书法,笛子,二胡,围棋,中国象棋,太极等与传统文化有关的课程。每年学校还会举办多种讲座及文化娱乐活动,比如讲故事比赛,才艺比赛,新年晚会,学生表演,野餐等。

教材上以专业化,趣味性和多元化为目标,采用专门为海外学子编写的《中文》课本和马立平教材。


中文学校不但是学习语言的场所,也是华人聚集的地方。为了宣扬中华文化艺术,回馈社区,学校也积极参与匹兹堡地区的民俗节等活动。

 

Administration

Principal Mr. Jiahui Zhang principal@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Vice Principal Ms. Megan Huifang Shi viceprincipal@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Human Resource Ms. Zhen Qin hr@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Registrar Ms. Xiaohong Liao registration@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Director of Studies Mr. Xinlei Ji dos@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Guidance/IT Mr. Hanzhou Zhang it@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Facility Manager Ms. Haining Zhao facility@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org


Board of Directors

Chairperson Ms. Ying Ding boardchair@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Vice Chairperson Mr. Ye Peng vicechair@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Principal Mr. Jiahui Zhang principal@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Vice Principal Ms. Megan Huifang Shi viceprincipal@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Financial Director Ms. Xiaoping Mo finance@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Treasurer Ms. Peng Tang treasurer@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Secretary Mr. Ying Cao secretary@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Parent-Teacher Association Mr. Wei Gao pta@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Parent-Teacher Association Ms. Hua Ji pta@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
School-Wide Activities Mr. Haibin Wang activities@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
School-Wide Activities Mr. Wenliang Tang activities@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Communication Ms. Haixia Wang communication@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org
Communication Mr. Jun Qian communication@pittsburgh-chinese-school.org