What is language Immersion?
Language immersion is a method of teaching a second language in all content areas. The goal of immersion education is to enable students to become bilingual and bi-literate. Students in the Mandarin Immersion program will experience quality education that integrates language and content. The Mandarin Immersion program will be further enhanced by a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
What is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)?
STEM is a curriculum that focuses on four specific areas - science, technology, engineering, mathematics. The activities are taught with an interdisciplinary and applied approach. They will undertake engineering design challenges, use critical thinking skills to solve problems, and conduct experiments - all with Mandarin as their means of communication.
School Motto 校训
Respect 尊重，Honesty 诚实，Diligence 勤奋，Self-Control 自律。These four virtues are integrated in all we do at Jie Ming and they are what we strive for in and out of school environment.
We use St. Paul Public School's curriculum which aligns with Minnesota State Standards and all components of the Core Knowledge Sequence. Reader's Worshop for all grades - Students are immersed with rich Chinese literatures in addition to Chinese Language Arts daily. These literatures include but not limited to the following genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, folktale, fantasy, and Chinese Idioms.
Overview of all grades
K - 1st grades - All core subjects (Reading, Writing, Math, Language arts, Social Studies) are taught in Mandarin Chinese. The rotation of specialists in art, gym and science are taught in English this year.
2nd - 5th grades - All core subjects (Reading, Writing, Math, Language arts, Social Studies) are taught in Mandarin Chinese. There are 50 minutes of English Language Arts daily plus the rotation of specialist in art, gym and science are taught in English this year.