School History 希望中文学校简史
Originally founded in the summer of
1993 by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association of University of Maryland at College Park as a Chinese language school to serve the university community, the school
was registered independently with the University and later with the states of Maryland and Virginia under the current name--Hope Chinese School. It was incorporated into a
nonprofit under a Board of Directors. With a reputation of outstanding faculty and demanding program, HCS has attracted students far and wide, and grown and expanded
quickly. HCS opened Rockville campus (Maryland) in June 1995, Fairfax campus (Virginia) in June 1996, Gaithersburg campus (Maryland) in January 1998, and Herndon
campus (Virginia) in January 2001. In addition, HCS for Children's Performing Arts was formed in 1996 offering classes in dancing, chorus, and orchestra, and giving
performances on various festivals to promote Chinese culture and arts. HCS for Athletics was formed in 1998. It provides training and practice programs in these sport events:
basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, martial arts, and swimming. Currently Hope Chinese School has over 4000 students enrolled in all campuses.
Mission of Hope Chinese School 希望中文学校办校宗旨
Hope Chinese School (HCS) is a nondenominational, independent school. It
provides an educational setting for the people of the Washington metropolitan area to learn the modern Chinese language using Pin-Yin (phonetic writing system) and simplified
characters. Hope Chinese School strives to encourage students to cherish Chinese culture and heritage, foster and enhance friendship among Chinese-American community,
and contribute to the mutual understanding and appreciation of Chinese and other cultures.
Tuition, Fees, and Refund Policy 学杂费及退款规则
- Registration fee is NOT refundable.
- Tuitions are subject to change.
- Full refund of tuition before the end of the second school day of the semester, 50% refund before the end of the sixth school day, and NO refund after the 6th school day. Allow 6-8 weeks to process refund.