Welcome to NWCA

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Welcome to Northwest Chinese Academy! We are an independent Mandarin immersion school educating preschool through 5th grade students.  Located in Aloha, Oregon, we serve families in the Beaverton and the greater Portland area. Our goal is to create bilingual children who are confident, critical thinkers prepared to function in a global interconnected world. We provide Read More

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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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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  >>