Welcome to NWCA

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西北中文书院成立于2008年,在俄勒冈波特兰地区提供从幼儿园到小学的全日制、汉语普通话沉浸式中文教育。我们为能够将学生培养成具有责任感、应变能力、勇于探索和精通多国语言的世界公民而引以为豪。 Welcome to the Northwest Chinese Academy, located in Beaverton, Oregon. Founded in 2008, Northwest Chinese Academy delivers a full-time Mandarin Chinese immersion education to preschool through 8th grade students in the Portland, Oregon area. Our goal is to create bi-lingual children who are confident, critical thinkers prepared to embrace tomorrow’s opportunities. We provide a school Read More


NWCA’s Early Education Program immerses our youngest students in Chinese language and culture through music, art, games, songs, stories and play. Children participate in active, hands-on learning in Chinese through experiences that are developmentally appropriate for young learners. In addition, our early education students participate in an English Language Arts Program tailored to their level. Read More



Birthday after cut-off? No Problem! You do not have to wait for another year. We will consider kindergartners even though their birthday falls after the September 1st cut-off date used by the public school district. Acceptance subject to an individual student evaluation. Contact us for more details.  

Elementary Education

NWCA’s Elementary School Program develops Kindergarten through 5th grade students in a student-centered environment. Small class size cultivates a highly interactive learning experience and tailored instruction. Our program is designed to encourage personal growth while ensuring a high level of academic achievement and language fluency. Mandarin curriculum at NWCA is developed using the highest standards. Chinese Language Read More



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    Kids Corner

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A Look at NWCA

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The Johnsons Child attendance--March 2015 to present

It has been amazing to watch a four-year-old child understand and respond to a language she had never heard before stepping through the doors of NWCA.  She has learned so much in just a year at the school, and Read More >>

The Contreras Family Child attendance--September 2011 to present

When we were looking for a Mandarin Immersion program - NWCA stood out as the school in which students spent most of their day truly immersed in the language.  We were impressed with the supportive, caring Read More >>

The Stebbins Family Child attendance- Sept 2012 to present

NWCA is exactly what we were looking for in a school for our daughter. We wanted strong Chinese and academics, but also a community to grow with. We've found our people at NWCA! Our daughter is thriving Read More  >>