American West Vancouver Chinese School (AWVCS) was formed in 1998 when an influx
of Chinese expatriats, who are here as a result of new industries in Southwest Washington,
started looking for local schools that offer Chinese education for their children.
AWVCS was founded with its primary mission dedicated to educating students in speaking,
reading and writing the Chinese language. AWVCS typically offers seven
years of formal progressive Chinese education from learning Chinese phonics to Level
6 for students ages 5-18. We welcome students of all heritages to join us in learning
the Chinese Language. Today, AWVCS offers Chinese education to everyone in Vancouver/Portland
metropolitan area with a 100-strong student body. Classes are held at Hanna Hall
in Clark College every Sunday afternoon during the regular school year. Parents
and students are welcome to come visit the classes.
Picture on left shows officers and supporters for school year 2013-14.
Top row from left: Molly (treasurer), Vivian (teacher), Belian (purchaser), Jennifer (teacher), Amy (vice principal) and Tiffany (teacher).
Bottom row from left: George (supporter), Lei (activity), Marion (supporter), Angel (academic), Ellie (principal), Stefanie (PTO chair), Beshia (teacher) and Tim (PTO vice chair).