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Confucius Classrooms

Confucius Classrooms

Confucius Classrooms are centers for Chinese culture and language granted to K-12 schools and mentored by Confucius Institutes. Schools can establish Confucius Classrooms by applying for funding from Hanban for this specific purpose and agreeing to sustain a Chinese language and culture program. These programs can range from grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, or any other combination.

The Confucius Institute at Maryland has four active Confucius Classrooms:

  • Centennial High School in Ellicott City, MD, is a public 9-12 school that provides an environment for developing responsibility, integrity, self-respect, and respect for others; for nurturing a desire to be a lifelong learner; for fostering a sense of community; and that upholds an emphasis on academic and personal excellence. 
  • Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, MD, is a private girls’ school with K-6, middle, and high school programs. GF challenges students to strive for academic excellence and grow into independent and creative thinkers; cultivates students with a resilient sense of self; and creates a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Paint Branch Elementary School is a public, K-6 school in College Park, MD, not far from the University of Maryland. Paint Branch ES is committed to ensuring that all students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.
  • Washington Yu Ying Public Charter Elementary School

    , in Washington, D.C., is a K-5 school. Yu Ying aims to spark the fire of lifelong learning by providing a world class education for students, and was the first public school in Washington, D.C. to offer Chinese language immersion.