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  Events & News

  • Fall classes will be in person.
  • September 12, 2021

    First Day of Fall Classes-2021 Students are welcome to try out a class or two free of charge, with no commitment.

  • November 28, 2021

    Thanksgiving Break!!!

  • December 19, 2021

    Last day of Fall Semester!!!

  • January 9, 2022

    First day of class for the Spring semester!!!

  • April 17, 2022

    Easter Break!!!

  • May 1, 2022

    Last class for Spring Semester 2022!!!




New students can download the registration form here and mail to
PCA
P.O. Box 1012
McMurray, PA 15317

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, and Tai Chi