Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley

★★★★☆
  • 310 Easy St

    Mountain View, CA 94043

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  • 650-903-0986

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School hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 3 pm. After-school hours: Mon - Fri, 3:30pm - 6 pm

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My two kids have attended preschool here and my older one is now in elementary, despite our initial plans to go to our local school. I was really impressed by the quality of teachers and especially the Chinese. Preschool is more

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★★★★★

My two kids have attended preschool here and my older one is now in elementary, despite our initial plans to go to our local school. I was really impressed by the quality of teachers and especially the Chinese. Preschool is more

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This is our son's third year going to school at YCIS. It is the first with the new principal (that makes 3 principals in 3 years). I can say that IMO he's been a disaster for a school that already was in a bad place to begin with.

This is how bad it is: on Friday I met with the principal and my son's teacher to discuss my concerns with the stability (I've now been told that last year's principal, who was liked by all of the parents, was fired because he refused to go along with the Chinese administrations plan to turn it in to a Christian school) and my son's curriculum (they *literally* would not give him harder math because they didn't think his correct numbers were written with acceptable handwriting). I was civilly disagreeing with his teacher, who out of nowhere starts to yell and get very emotional. The principal asks her to stop screaming, and then threatens to call 9-1-1 if I don't leave the campus!?!?!? If you find this unbelievable, I don't blame you. I'm still trying to get over the shock.

Next, when I notified the parent organization about it, some of the parent leaders asked me to keep quiet about it so that it wouldn't further damage the school's reputation.

And don't take my word for it. Out of my son's class of ~20 from last year, only 5 returned. That says a lot. And I regret that my son was one of those 5. :(

Is this the environment you want your children to be educated in?

,Wil

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★☆☆☆☆

This is our son's third year going to school at YCIS. It is the first with the new principal (that makes 3 principals in 3 years). I can say that IMO he's been a disaster for a school that already was in a bad place to begin with.

This is how bad it is: on Friday I met with the principal and my son's teacher to discuss my concerns with the stability (I've now been told that last year's principal, who was liked by all of the parents, was fired because he refused to go along with the Chinese administrations plan to turn it in to a Christian school) and my son's curriculum (they *literally* would not give him harder math because they didn't think his correct numbers were written with acceptable handwriting). I was civilly disagreeing with his teacher, who out of nowhere starts to yell and get very emotional. The principal asks her to stop screaming, and then threatens to call 9-1-1 if I don't leave the campus!?!?!? If you find this unbelievable, I don't blame you. I'm still trying to get over the shock.

Next, when I notified the parent organization about it, some of the parent leaders asked me to keep quiet about it so that it wouldn't further damage the school's reputation.

And don't take my word for it. Out of my son's class of ~20 from last year, only 5 returned. That says a lot. And I regret that my son was one of those 5. :(

Is this the environment you want your children to be educated in?

,Wil

Pros: Some of the teachers are great.

Cons: No stability, lackluster curriculum, no transparency

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If you are looking for a English/Chinese Mandarin bi-lingual immersion school in the Bay Area - Yew Chung is definitely the best. The school has very low student to teacher ratios. The school is really focused on children loving school and uses a thematic play-based curriculum. Music and art is very strong and starting in kindergarten, all kids learn violin. We've been at the school for a couple of years and plan to continue. The school is also really diverse with kids of all backgrounds (chinese native, english only, mixed) and from all over the Bay Area attending.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a English/Chinese Mandarin bi-lingual immersion school in the Bay Area - Yew Chung is definitely the best. The school has very low student to teacher ratios. The school is really focused on children loving school and uses a thematic play-based curriculum. Music and art is very strong and starting in kindergarten, all kids learn violin. We've been at the school for a couple of years and plan to continue. The school is also really diverse with kids of all backgrounds (chinese native, english only, mixed) and from all over the Bay Area attending.

Pros: Teachers and staff are caring and dedicated. Great Chinese Mandarin immersion.

Cons: Facilities are a bit older

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There are a few research indicating that learning 2nd language early during a child's development can really enhance their ability to learn. Yew Chung International School provide a good environment for that. I speak Chinese but my wife doesn't. And since my son spend most of his time with my wife I had a hard time getting him to learn more Chinese. But since he started in Yew Chung we've noticed that he seem to be more willing to use Chinese.

Everyone at the school seems friendly.

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★★★★☆

There are a few research indicating that learning 2nd language early during a child's development can really enhance their ability to learn. Yew Chung International School provide a good environment for that. I speak Chinese but my wife doesn't. And since my son spend most of his time with my wife I had a hard time getting him to learn more Chinese. But since he started in Yew Chung we've noticed that he seem to be more willing to use Chinese.

Everyone at the school seems friendly.

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We are sending our 3 year old son here for pre school. Since my husband speaks mandarin chinese and I don't, we felt that our son would get more exposure to the language by going to a bilingual preschool. Actually, this school is also an elementary school and shares the campus with a german immersion elementary school. We like the exposure he gets to learning in chinese as well as the traditional preschool learning in english. Where he would only speak very little chinese at home before attending, he now sings songs in chinese and sometimes says a few phrases in chinese on his own. The school is mostly play based (at least for the 3 year olds). One nice feature is that since the preschool is attached to the elementary school, the preschoolers get some exposure to the kinds of events that go on in elementary school (such as a Christmas Pageant, Chinese New Year celebration, Book Fair, etc).
It is pretty competitively priced for the preschool, but the materials fee is quite high and is not prorated for late enrollees nor for half day versus full day.
In general I recommend this school at least for preschool.

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★★★★☆

We are sending our 3 year old son here for pre school. Since my husband speaks mandarin chinese and I don't, we felt that our son would get more exposure to the language by going to a bilingual preschool. Actually, this school is also an elementary school and shares the campus with a german immersion elementary school. We like the exposure he gets to learning in chinese as well as the traditional preschool learning in english. Where he would only speak very little chinese at home before attending, he now sings songs in chinese and sometimes says a few phrases in chinese on his own. The school is mostly play based (at least for the 3 year olds). One nice feature is that since the preschool is attached to the elementary school, the preschoolers get some exposure to the kinds of events that go on in elementary school (such as a Christmas Pageant, Chinese New Year celebration, Book Fair, etc).
It is pretty competitively priced for the preschool, but the materials fee is quite high and is not prorated for late enrollees nor for half day versus full day.
In general I recommend this school at least for preschool.

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