New Chinese Immersion Charter School Proposed for Boston: October Information Sessions for Parents

Boston MA, September 15 – A group of civic and education leaders is proposing to open a Boston Chinese Immersion Charter School in the fall of 2011. The proposed Kindergarten through 8th grade school would educate students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds for academic excellence and international perspective through immersion in American and Chinese culture and language.

Information sessions for any interested families will be held on Friday, October 1 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street in the Back Bay, and on Saturday, October 2 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Hill House Community Center, 74 Joy Street on Beacon Hill. School spokespersons as well as other parents will be on hand to answer questions.

Charter schools are public schools that operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools, including the freedom to create their own missions, determine teaching methods, and control their budgets and staffing. Charter schools are open to any child, free of charge. There is no entrance exam or interview.

Pending receipt of a Charter in February 2011, organizers expect to open the school to Kindergarten and First Graders in the fall of 2011. One grade would be added each year thereafter.

More information about the proposed school and the information sessions can be found at or by contacting Kathy Plazak at



Kathy Plazak

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