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Admission and Tuition

Schedule a virtual info session and meet our educators by emailing Zeyu Feng.

China Institute Mandarin Immersion Early School Year was founded with the goal of educating children and enhancing the educational options for the Lower Manhattan community and beyond.

Please see below to learn more about our Admission Guidelines and Tuition Information.

How to Apply:

Applications are open for the academic year 2020 –2021.

We accept rolling admissions, subject to availability.

Note: A flexible payment plan is available for Fall 2020.

Step 1: Attend a Virtual Information Session for Parents

If you have questions or want to schedule a private virtual session, please email Zeyu Feng at [email protected].

Step 2: Submit the Online Application

Click Here to Apply Online

A $50 non-refundable fee is required with all applications for Fall 2020 or the entire 2020-2021 school year.

Step 3: One on One Virtual Interview

Once your application is successfully processed, we will schedule a one-on-one virtual interview to get to know you family and your child better.

Step 4: Acceptance and Confirmation

An Acceptance Letter with the enrollment package will be sent out starting with an applicable schedule, and continue on a rolling basis, depending on availability. To guarantee your child’s seat, please return the paper-work plus the non-refundable tuition deposit according to the schedule specified in the enrollment package.

Enrollment and Tuition

A flexible payment plan is available for Fall 2020.

$50 for each semester, or the entire school year of 2020-21 — Non-refundable and non-deductible from tuition.

Tuition Deposit: $500 — Deductible from tuition.

See Enrollment Package for more details.


For 2020-2021 School Year


By Semester

Fall 2020-21: $6,700

Winter 2020-21: $5,800

Spring 2020-21: $4,800

See our tentative calendar for the school year.

NOTE of COVID-19 IMPACT: China Institute’s Early School Year program is scheduled to start Wednesday, September 9 with an orientation for all students and families. We are also preparing for a later opening date to ensure the health and safety of our children and families, following official guidelines from the NYC Departments of Health and Education. Beginning with online learning can also be an option for families. Tuition refund for Fall 2020 will be prorated based on the actual days of school.

Tuition Discounts

Save 5% if pay in one installment and 2.5% in two. See Enrollment Package for more payment plan options.

A 5% discount on the tuition for each child when registering two or more siblings. This discount is in addition to any other discount.

We extend a 5% savings to our community residents (to be verified) in the following zipcodes: 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10038, 10280.

Tuition includes a complimentary China Institute Family Membership with exclusive access to Chinese for Children After-school Classes (Mon–Fri, 4:00 – 5:30 pm), Adult Language and Studio Programs, China Institute Gallery, member exclusive programs as well as other public and cultural programs at China Institute.

Learn more about the benefits of membership at China Institute.

We invite parents to learn Mandarin at China Institute to share their child’s journey as they co-develop language competence. Classes available and discounts are provided for adults with children enrolled at China Institute.

Late Fee Policy

Please note that a $100 late fee will be charged if tuition payment is received later than the due date.