About Us

The Bay Valley Chinese School is a non-profit organization managed by parent volunteers and motivated teachers.

Our school fund comes from student tuition, and student family/friend donation. The school budget is used on campus rent, custodian/janitor fee, teacher's compensation, teaching/student material, and school activities.

Today BVCS, as it's become known as, has a permanent location at the Charlotte Wood Middle School (600 El Capitan Drive, Danville CA), with a community of over 250 families. It offers classes from Kindergarten through 10th grade.

Each school year begins in late August and runs through end of May. Classes meet Friday evenings from 7pm to 8:50pm with a recess break. The school term runs for 32 weeks per calendar year. There is no Chinese instruction during the summer.

The objective of BVCS is to provide an excellent environment for students to learn Mandarin Chinese Language and to explore Chinese Culture. Our teachers are fun and experienced in Chinese language teaching. They are caring and strive to inspire students to have an appreciation for Chinese culture.

BVCS puts an emphasis on providing small class size with greater individualize attention and practice conversation with the teacher. Starting in the 6th grade, students learn Advanced Level Pinyin, which prepare them for college-level Chinese Language courses.

In addition to learning Mandarin, we offer a range of Enrichment Classes such as Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Conversation 101. The Enrichment Program is designed to create a fun and exciting place for children to learn about different aspects of Chinese cultural heritage. Classes meet on Fridays from 6:00 - 6:50 PM.

Parent partnership is a key to the success of our school program and to the success of our students. Our school welcomes you to join our volunteer team and make it a better place for your children and our community.

*BVCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin and religion.