The Forest Hills Public Schools Mandarin immersion program is the first of its kind in West Michigan. The program began in 2008, bringing together Eastern and Western culture in order to provide a rich academic, linguistic, and cultural experience for students. Today, we celebrate the program’s growth with 480 students enrolled!
Learners in grades K-4 experience a 50/50 One-Way Immersion Model. Upon entrance to grade five, the program shifts to an intensive Mandarin Language & Literacy Block, designed to build upon the K-4 base and further deepen oral speaking, listening, reading, and writing capacity in Mandarin.
In the 2017-18 school year, students enrolled in the Forest Hills Public Schools Mandarin Chinese immersion program began working on their Chinese language college minor thanks to an agreement signed between FHPS and Western Michigan University Extended University Programs. The dual enrollment program is housed at Forest Hills Northern High School. Click here to read more about this partnership with WMU.
Mandarin Chinese Immersion Kindergarten Program Now Accepting Applications: Meadow Brook Elementary School has a limited number of spaces available for the Mandarin Chinese immersion kindergarten program for the upcoming school year. If you’d like to learn more about this program and/or would like to schedule a tour, please call 616-493-8740.
Chinese Immersion Virtual Tour Dates
Virtual tours are available on these dates:
- Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, December 10, 2020, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
For more information about the Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program, including enrollment information, please click here. Or call Lisa Peabody at (616) 493-8740 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.