Admission and Tuition


China Institute Mandarin Immersion Preschool 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 2022-2023 school year. We accept rolling admissions, subject to availability.

Step 1: Attend an Open House for Parents

Join us September 8, October 7, November 14, or December 4.
Parents are also invited to experience a weekly open house, available every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM through December 21, at China Institute. To sign up, please email Zeyu Feng.

Step 2: Submit the Online Application

Download the Application and Apply Online

A $50 non-refundable fee is required with all applications.
Pay Registration Fee Online

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

$50 for each semester — Non-refundable and non-deductible from tuition.

Tuition Deposit: $500 — Deductible from tuition.

See Enrollment Package for more details.

Preschool (Sep 2022 – Jun 2023)

Half Day (Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 12: 00 pm) $21,500
Full Day (Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 3:30 pm) $27,500

Early School Year Program (Jan – Jun 2022)

Half Day (Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 12: 00 pm) $12,500
Full Day (Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 3: 30 pm) $16,300

See our tentative calendar for the school year.

Tuition Discounts

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

Save 5% on 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.