Irvine Chinese School

Welcome to SCCCA/Irvine Chinese School, the largest Chinese school in Southern California. Founded in Irvine in 1976, ICS has a long tradition of excellence and is a leader in its field.

More than Fouty years, ICS has helped thousands of children and their families to learn and preserve Chinese language and culture.

Irvine Chinese School has been granted accreditation by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 2015 and currently enrolls over 1,200 students in Kindergarten through 12th ​Grade who come from Irvine and the rest of the Orange County.


Irvine Chinese School is currently accepting enrollment for 2018-2019 school year. Enrollment is open for students ranging from the ages of five to eighteen (Kindergarten to High School). The students are carefully placed into one of the levels depending on their Chinese ability.
Open enrollment period: 6/16, 6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, 8/18 (Saturdays 9:30-11:30am, 1:30-3:30PM)


The course we offer includes instructions in phonetics, listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, conversation, customs, and/or other aspects of Chinese culture. We offer difference tracks of Chinese class to fit the individual student’s need: Traditional Zhuyin Chinese, Simplified Hanyu Chinese, Chinese as Second Language (CSL) , and High School Chinese. There are five different sessions to cater your schedule: Wednesday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon.

For all grades, a language course is required. Different textbooks are used for each track. In addition, we offer a variety of elective classes, like Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, Kung Fu, Folk Dance, Chinese chess, crafts, cartoon, performing arts, and sports for 3rd Grade and above on Sunday’s Heritage tracks. ICS also offers a program designed for high school students that allow them to earn five credits each semester for their home high school.

Student Activities!

Every year, Irvine Chinese School not only provides our students with a great learning environment and excellent learning resources, but also fun and culturally-enriched activities, such as the Chinese New Year Celebration that our students enjoy every year. We hope our creative activities can enhance our students’ learning experiences and also make their learning fun as well. As always, your child’s learning and success is our priority. Thank you for your support!

Year-End Ceremony on 5/30, 6/2, and 6/3

2017-18 Year-End Ceremony will take place at MPR on 5/30(Wed), 6/2(Sat), and 6/3(Sun). Please join us to celebrate our student’s great achievement!
The event will be divided into seven sessions.
Click here for more detail on the schedule and the participating classes.

2018 ADE/ICS contest

"Filial Piety" Writing and Drawing

"Filial Piety" Group Performance

Sutra Poem Scholarship Contest

Chinese New Year Festival

2/10/18, 2/11/18
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

We welcome all families in our community to join 2018 ICS Chinese New Year Festival. There are performances, fun games, craft making, and more. Please join us!


2018 Year of the Dog Chinese Lunar New Year Poster Contest

Sports Fun Day

10/7 and 10/8/17

The principle of this event is to encourage our students to develop the habit of exercise to have healthy living styles and to build up their teamwork and leadership skills.

Event Announcement
General guidelines
Game Rules
Game Schedules

Service Point

The Parent’s Service Point Policy was established in 1989 to encourage and guide the parent’s participation.

Thank you for volunteering your services to our students. Irvine Chinese School encourages volunteer participation in our school’s programs and activities. Your participation helps us to fulfill our mission of creating a safe, positive, innovative and educational environment for all children.

Misc application forms for 2017-2018 School Year

School Mobile App

Down load the School Mobile App today! The user-friendly Sycamore School Mobile App is available for teachers, parents, and students which would help make the school activities both easier and more conveniently accessible.

    When logging in using the Sycamore School Mobile App:

  • Teacher can access the class grade book, assignments, and take attendance, etc.
  • Parents can view student grades, class announcement, message teachers, track and view their service logs or put in volunteer work and service points, and access invoice and account information.
  • Students will be able to see their class announcement, missing assignments, and grades, etc.

Google Android

Google Play Store

Apple App Store

App for IOS is designed for both Apple iPhone and iPad device.

School ID: 1845