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  1. What are your school hours? 
    Students arrive between 7:30 am to  7:55 am. Class instructions begin promptly at 8:00 am.
    For preschool and pre-kindergarten, pick-up time is between 3:45 pm  to 4:00 pm for full-day students or 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm for half-day students.
    Kindergarten through 5th grade, pick-up time is between 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm.

  2. Our family does not have native Mandarin speakers or readers at home. How can I support my child?

    To support students who do not have access to native Mandarin speakers or readers at home, NWCA builds time into the school day for students in grades 1-5 to have additional time with our Chinese teachers.


    Study Hall is from 3:00-4:00 pm, every Monday through Friday while school is in session. During this period, Elementary students may draw on their teachers and peers for assistance in completing their work. Meanwhile, students in Preschool through Kindergarten will engage in teacher-led enrichment activities during this time.

  3. Does NWCA provide afterschool care?


    Families may select on-campus after-school care program, available from 4:00–6:00pm every Monday through Friday during in-session days.

    - Indoor and outdoor supervised play
    - Drop in option upon space availability

    - Please notify Administration if you would like to enroll your child.

  4. What are extracurricular activities available for my child?


    Extracurricular activities such as music and science are also available to families at additional cost beginning at 4:10pm on designated days. Information about these activities will be sent to families via email.

    NWCA collaborates with the following programs onsite:

    My Masterpiece Art Studio 

    Keys to Life Music
    Engineering for Kids

  5. Do students wear uniform?
    Yes, students wear uniforms and can be purchased at Lands End and local stores. However, every Friday is casual dress day.


           Solid navy blue or khaki


           Solid navy blue or khaki


           Solid navy blue, white, maize (light yellow) or primary red

           Plain or with NWCA logo


    (e.g. cardigans, pullovers or vests)

           Solid navy blue or primary red

           Plain or with NWCA logo


           Solid navy blue or primary red

           Plain or with NWCA Logo


    (e.g. vests or jackets)

           Solid navy blue or primary red

           Plain or with NWCA logo


           Plain or NWCA logo spirit wear

    Skirts & Skorts

           Lands’ End "Hunter/Classic Navy Plaid”

           Solid navy blue or khaki

           Solid navy blue, grey, black or white leggings, tights or bike shorts must be worn under skirts.


           Shoes must offer firm support and be non-slip, closed-toe and closed-heel.

    Children grow so fast that it can be hard to keep up! To help our families, NWCA manages a clothing rack where clothing can be dropped off, picked up, and/or exchanged. We only ask that the items you leave behind are in good shape and dress code-compliant.


    It’s re-using and recycling at its finest!

  6. Food Allergies
    NWCA is designated a peanut-free zone.  To avoid accidental ingestion of allergens, students are not permitted to share food with one another.