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  Events & News

  • January 6th 2019 - First Class for Spring Semester 2019.

    First Class for Spring Semester 2019 ! Students are welcome to try out a class or two free of charge, with no commitment.

  • February 10th 2019 - New Year Celebration

    2019 Lunar New Year Celebration at 2:00pm.

  • February 17th 2019 - Classes were canceled

    Classes were canceled due to bad weather

  • March 17th 2019 - School-Wide Activity

    Bingo Game from 4:00pm to 4:30pm

  • April 21th 2019 - No Class

    Happy Easter Break

  • May 5th 2019 - Last Class for Spring semester 2019

    Make up February 17th snow day. Last Class for Spring semester 2019

Our Programs

The Pittsburgh Chinese Academy (PCA) provides superior instruction in Mandarin Chinese language and customs using Pin-Yin (phonetic writing system) and simplified characters for children in grades K-12.

The PCA school program is rigorous in its pursuit of excellence and dedicated to producing students who are fully bilingual in both verbal and written skill by grade 8. The PCA also strives to encourage students to cherish Chinese culture and heritage, foster and enhance friendship among Chinese-American community, and contribute to the mutual understanding and appreciation of Chinese and other cultures.

Students will study various aspects of Mandarin Chinese including characters, pin yin, grammar, and reading as they progress through the curriculum. Lessons are typically based around textbook materials with new concepts and characters introduced in each chapter with a passage.

Students focus on the conversation and speaking aspect of Mandarin Chinese with lessons that emphasize day to day usage of Chinese in regular conversations. Lessons are relatively open ended and teach students various etiquettes or common phrases used in daily exchanges.

Students are introduced to various extracurricular activities that can provide a fun addition on top of their language classes.

Courses: Drawing, Chess, Calligraphy, Mommy and Me Learn Through Play