Minnesota Minghua Chinese School (MMCS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-religious affiliated Chinese language school.
Background and History
MMCS is a non-profit weekend Chinese language school founded in 1996. For the past 24 years, MMCS has offered Mandarin Chinese language and Chinese culture classes to K-12 students in the Twin Cities area on weekends. It is the largest Chinese language school in Minnesota with over 300 students, as well as one of the earliest Chinese language schools established in the United States. It is also one of the largest ethnic organizations in the Twin Cities Chinese community.
Our curriculum includes a two-hour Chinese class plus an hour of Mathematics or History. Other elective classes include Art, Chess, Chinese Speech & Communication, Singing, Dance, and Chinese Marshal Arts (Chinese KongFu). For parents, we offer volleyball, table tennis, health fitness classes and Chinese painting classes. We also have a student choir named The Spring Blossoms and a Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to teach the Chinese language, promote the Chinese culture, and facilitate the communication and understanding among different ethnic groups and diverse cultures.
Our school maintains a rigorous education program based on high standards for both students and teachers. We teach Pinyin, standard Mandarin Chinese, and simplified Chinese characters. Classes are held at Highland Park Middle School in St. Paul from 12:30pm – 5:20pm on Saturdays.
MMCS has been the recipient of generous support from our students, parents, and the Chinese community.
• Weekend Program
• After-School Program
• Summer Day Camp
• SAT & ACT Preparation Training
• English Writing Training
During the past 24 years, we have graduated nineteen classes. In order to stay abreast with the development of overseas Chinese education, our school continues to reform and innovate. It is our goal to create a welcoming environment and attractive learning place for our students and parents.
In 2014, Minnesota Minghua Chinese School was awarded as an “Exemplary Oversea Chinese Education Model School.” We also actively participate in the service to the large Minnesota areas such as: Chinese New Year Celebration in the Mall of America every year; “Passage to China” in the Mall of America every year; We are one of the sponsors of “The Voice of Peace” event in 2015, which commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Ending of World War II and the Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.