Redwood City School Disrict's (RCSD) Mandarin Immersion program brings together Mandarin- and English-speaking students and families for the opportunity of a promising future of being bilingual, biliterate, and academically enriched.
In an ever-expanding global economy, our nation will need its future leaders to be both biliterate and have an understanding of multiple cultures. What if your child could learn how to build relationships across cultures as they speak, listen to others in their native language, and learn better verbal and non-verbal cues while increasing their cognitive abilities? Our Mandarin Immersion program not only provides a rigorous and innovative educational curriculum, but also prepares our students to be future 21st century leaders and the opportunity to learn one of the world’s most prevalent spoken languages.
Our Mandarin program has high expectations for the students. They are expected to show high levels of proficiency in both Mandarin and English by the time they exit 5th grade school. If our students choose, they may go on to continue their Mandarin studies in middle school at Kennedy Middle School and at Woodside High School with the Sequoia Union High School District.
RCSD's Mandarin Immersion program is housed at John Gill Elementary School.