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Driven by solid curricula, China Institute’s School of Chinese Studies, located in NYC, offers classes, courses and programs in Chinese language, history, literature, arts and culture, etc. to build a life-long learning community that sustains and encourages excitement for learning by connecting with other like-minded individuals.

The School was chartered in 1944 by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education. With a direct endorsement by New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John E. Wade granted the school accreditation to offer in-service credit courses for teachers, and China Institute was soon recognized as the nation’s first and largest school of Chinese studies of its kind.

For over 80 years, China Institute’s School of Chinese Studies has taught thousands of students, both children and adults, to speak, read and write Chinese. The School has provided courses and workshops for K-12 educators and the general public on Chinese culture, history, art, literature and language teaching; brought hundreds of students and educators to China for life-changing tours and study programs; and created award-winning curriculum guides and books about China. In an increasingly globalized community, the school continues to create innovative programs to foster cross-cultural understanding and connections.

See an interview with our Director of Education, Shenzhan Liao, on what makes our classes and the learning experience at China Institute so special.

Hours of Operation:

100 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006 Location:
Mon–Thu: 9:00AM–8:30PM
Fri: 9:30AM – 5:30PM
Sat: 9:30AM – 2:30PM
Sun: closed

151 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065 Location:
Mon: 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Tue-Thu: 4:00PM – 8:30PM
Fri: 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Sat & Sun: closed