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Welcome to Northwest Chinese Academy!


We are an independent Mandarin immersion school educating preschool through 5th grade students. Located in Aloha, Oregon, we serve families in Beaverton and the greater Portland area. Our goal is to create bilingual children who are confident, critical thinkers prepared to function in a global interconnected world.

Recent News


Chinese New Year Performance

Our students have been working really hard for our Chinese New Year performance next Friday January 31. Come and join us to celebrate the Year of the Rat!

January Open House and Playdate

Want to know more about NWCA, and experience Portland's premier Mandarin immersion school in action as well as meeting NWCA's head of school, staff and current families? Join us for our January open house and playdate.

At a glance


  • 7:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
  • 90% Percentage of Chinese Language Immersion Daily
  • 2500 Chinese Characters known by 5th Grade
  • class100% Students reading at or above grade level in English



The Johnsons

It has been amazing to watch a four-year-old child understand and respond to a language she had never heard before stepping through the doors of NWCA.  She has learned so much in just a year at the school, and...
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The Contreras Family

When we were looking for a Mandarin Immersion program - NWCA stood out as the school in which students spent most of their day truly immersed in the language.  We were impressed with the supportive, caring...
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The Stebbins Family

NWCA is exactly what we were looking for in a school for our daughter. We wanted strong Chinese and academics, but also a community to grow with. We've found our people at NWCA! Our daughter is thriving...
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