After School Program

Irvine Chinese School offers daily after-school programs for elementary students that go from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday-excluding Wednesday classes, which start at 1:30 PM instead-throughout the school year. The programs include English(which teach reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar), English Writing Composition, Math, and Chinese classes. In addition, there are clubs for homework help, badminton, and table tennis.

ICS also provides students a comfortable learning environment with its beautiful facility, that includes: a school library, an indoor gym, a dancing studio, a computer lab, and reconfigurable multi-purpose rooms. The Chinese classes are taught by experienced ICS teachers, and the English, Math, and English writing classes are taught by qualified school teachers from schools around Orange County that are specially tailored for the ICS curriculum. The variety of after-school sports are also taught by the same coaches of the ICS sports clubs. The ICS office administrative staff is always willing to help the parents, students, and guests at Irvine Chinese School.

Students may also take community classes following their after-school classes. This schedule is a highly-recommended option for these students because doing so provides more enrichment opportunities for the student and lessens commuting time for the family.

If schools are on a holiday, Irvine Chinese School offers mini camps (based on the Irvine School District calendar) that go from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Activities at the mini camp are designed to give the best supplemental learning and led by a diversity of teachers. It is a fun program for students of all ages to learn and play with both old and new friends.

Schedule available:

  • 5 days (M-F)
  • 3 days (M,W,F)

Hours: 12:00 – 6:30

Flexible Options

(for Early & Late Birds)

  • Schedule A: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Schedule B: 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Schedule C: 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Chinese Immersion Kindergarten

What’s New: Chinese Immersion Kindergarten (For both the Early Bird and the Late Owl)

These classes have a high-end Mandarin Chinese curriculum and are specially designed for young children in kindergarten. Various teaching techniques are used to meet young children’s learning characteristics and individual needs. This education includes but is not limited to Chinese language and culture, Math, Science, Music, Art, Physics, History. Games, stories, singing, dance, art & craft, and group activities are also common teaching approaches. Through the various activities, children not only have a lot of fun, but also make a tremendous improvement in terms of Chinese listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Program Description

Our after school immersion class provides a total Mandarin environment for children to immerse themselves into
Chinese language and culture. With our experienced and native Mandarin-speaking teachers, children will
practice their Mandarin speaking, reading, and writing skills through stories, songs, crafts, and group activities. Various teaching methods such as total physical response and child-centered activities are used to create an
interactive learning environment for children.

We understand children learn the best by doing; therefore, our program is customized to kindergartener’s
learning development and characteristics. Children will not only practice their language and math skills in the
class time, they will also exercise important moral values such as respect, honesty, responsibility, kindness, and compassion through daily life routine and peer interactions. Our goal is to support children learning the language naturally and helps to build their interests and confidence to become lifelong learners.