School Policy

This school policy was last updated on March 17, 2017 and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Nondiscrimination

Cary Chinese School (CCS) is a nonprofit educational organization. CCS promotes Chinese language literacy and culture to enrich cultural diversity in our community. CCS does not discriminate based on race, color,  nationality and ethnic origin as part of its programs, policies and admission process.

Admission

Students must meet one of the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • At least 4-years old on or before August 31 for the Fall semester of the school year.
  • Passed an interview with one of the school’s Program Directors and performed well in a trial class.

In addition to the above requirements, we may consider assessing the Chinese language abilities of new students by requiring them to complete the end of year examination for the preceding grade level. For example, students seeking admission to second grade could be tested using the first grade end of year examination. However, the assessment will be waived for pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade students.

If a student wishes to enter a class that is at full capacity, a child's name can be put on a waiting list. Students will be admitted from the waiting list on a first-come first-serve basis.

School Calendar

A typical school year runs from late August or early September until May or June. There is a fall and spring semester. CCS follows Wake County’s Traditional-calendar schools schedule with some modification. The total number of classes each year may vary based on the availability of the facility and the staff.

Tuition and Fees

School tuition will be determined by the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. The tuition covers teachers' compensation and school operating costs. There may be additional fees required as part of the class, including registration and textbooks. The tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Fees are non-refundable.

Withdrawal and Refund

On-Site Class:

If a student withdraws from an on-site class before the 2nd Sunday of the semester, 100% of their tuition can be refunded. If a student withdraws from an on-site class after the 2nd Sunday and before the 3rd Sunday of the semester, 75% of their tuition can be refunded. No refund will be made if a student withdraws after the 3rd Sunday of the school semester or if a student is expelled from the school.

Off-Site Class:

If a student withdraws from an off-site class and the vacant spot can be refilled before the 2nd Sunday of the semester, the unused portion of their tuition can be refunded. No refund will be made if the vacant spot can not be refilled before the 2nd Sunday of the semester. No refund will be made if a student withdraws after the 2nd Sunday of the semester or if a student is expelled from the school.

Class Size

The maximum class size follows North Carolina state law. CCS reserves the right to cancel any class if the enrollment number does not meet a minimum requirement. All students of a canceled class will be reassigned or receive refund for the unused portion of their tuition.