Our School

Our school teaches Mandarin Chinese language and promotes the study of Chinese culture for all age- appropriate students. It was founded in 1978 with 20 students in a neighborhood church. The original school site was moved to several different locations during the first 9 years. In 1987, through Principal Mrs. Qi-Ling Chen's effort, NPMS started to settle its campus at Hillsdale High School. 

NPMS is a non-profit organization. It is solely operated by parents volunteers. The school boards members are elected annually by the PTA. The Principal and executives are elected among the board members. All the board members have the responsibilities for the routine operation of the school. Most of our parents also required to volunteer one Saturday in the school every semester.

The school has approximate 500 students in 27 classes from Pre-kindergarten to 11th grade. We also offer Chinese as second language (CSL) beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.

We teach traditional Chinese characters. We teach Phonetics (Zhu-Yin) in the classes before 4th grade then switch to Pin-Yin for higher grade students. We offer optional SAT-II /AP Chinese classes for students intended to take Chinese SAT-II test and AP Chinese test. We also offer optional culture classes include Chinese calligraphy, Abacus, Chinese speech, go, Chinese Dance, and Chinese typing classes.