Chinese Immersion Programs
Updated February 2022
PPS has offered Chinese Dual Language Immersion Programs for more than two decades.
Woodstock Elementary offered the first Chinese Immersion program in 1998. Students at Woodstock continue to Hosford Middle School and go on to Cleveland High School for advanced level courses.
In 2014, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School began offering Chinese Immersion in response to parents who wanted a pathway for their children who had attended the Chinese Immersion preschool program through Albina HeadStart. In the fall of 2019, the inaugural class of MLK Jr. students moved on to 6th - 8th grades at Harriet Tubman Middle School. In the 2022-2023 school year, the students went on to Jefferson High School.
Our newest school that offers a Chinese Immersion program is Harrison Park K-8 in Southeast Portland. The program started in 2016, and the students moved on to middle school in the 2022-2023 school year.
Here is an article from the Center for Global Education highlighting the Chinese Immersion Program at Portland Public Schools.