1733 Spring Garden Street
Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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After School Program

Education. Art. Culture. Movement.

Philadelphia Chinese Academy was born out of a simple idea: bringing high quality innovative language education to engage children. Our unique approach to learning and top quality teachers makes language acquisition fun and natural. Children don't think they are going to a Chinese school. Rather, they are going to their after school activities which include art, calligraphy, cooking, daily homework club, martial arts, story telling, yoga and of course snack time all in Mandarin for a fully immersive language environment. Children are picked up weekdays from select elementary schools. They walk or are shuttled back to our beautiful classroom in a 19th century mansion built for a prominent Philadelphia family located at 18th and Spring Garden Street. Our innovative curriculum is designed by our native speaking staff members who hold advance degrees in education. 

Stack of Notebooks

Typical Day

Building Language and Cultural Affection

Sample Schedule


Pick up at select schools and travel back to PCA classroom


Snack and Learn


Language learning through art, music, movement, cooking and story telling


Open learning  and homework time


Last Parent Pickup

Snack and Learn

We begin the afternoon by gathering together to replenish our bodies with a healthy snack and water all the while transitioning into an immersive language environment. While students are eating, we read stories to set  the day's learning topic. The snack period itself provides opportunities to spark conversations about food, practice grace and courtesy, cooking and our environment.  

Language Learning 

Language learning is structured as fun activities in order to teach spoken and written Chinese. For instance, Brazilian Ju Jitsu will provide listening skills with movement while Chinese calligraphy will provide opportunities to practice written strokes.

Open Learning and Homework Time

Homework help is all provided in Chinese where appropriate. For instance, math homework is a great example where students can practice both language and arithmetic skills.



Tuition is based on the full academic year. Payments can be made with check or electronic debt in 1, 2 or 3 installments.

2 days per week: $320 per month
3 days per week: $380 per month
4 days per week: $470 per month
5 days per week: $550 per month
Early dismissal or school break camps available at additional cost.
To enroll, please email us!