Registration Guide / 註冊須知


Curriculum: We teach traditional Chinese characters and the phonetic alphabet (Zhu Ying Fu Hao). We offer Grades 1-10, as well as a Conversation Class and a beginner Phonetic Class. Students registering for the Phonetic Class must be born after 12/31/2016.

In-Person Instruction
Saturdays, 9AM – 11:30AM (three 40-minute classes with two 10-minute breaks)
School Location:
150 Louella Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
Virtual Instruction*
Saturdays, 9AM – 11AM (two 50-minute classes with 20-minute break)
* Plans for Fall 2021 are contingent on Radnor School District restrictions; we may remain virtual if classrooms are not available for use.


  1. The registration package will be emailed to families starting 5/5/2021. Please review registration guide, fill out form, and mail the registration form and check to the school mailing address. The registration form is Adobe-fillable. Registration postmarked on or before 6/1/2021 will receive a $25 early bird tuition discount.
  2. Mailing address 郵寄地址:
    MingDe Chinese School
    PO Box 975
    Kennett Square, PA 19348
  3. If a returning family would like to enroll a new student, please add the new student’s information onto the returning family’s registration form.
  4. Enrollment for returning students is guaranteed if registered by 6/1/2021.
    舊生名額保障: 本校舊生於 6/1/2021 以前完成註冊,校方將保障其名額。之後登記註冊之舊生,如因新生報名踴躍,以致班級人數額滿(每班12人為限,本校則無保留其名額之義務)


  1. Write ONE check for the total amount (annual tuition & fees). The check should be payable to MingDe Chinese School.
  2. Annual tuition (per student) 全年學費: $675.
  3. Additional fees include 其他費用:
    a. Registration processing (per student)報名費(每位學生): $25
    b. CCAGP membership(per family) 會費(每個家庭): $25
    c. The volunteer service deposit is $50. The $50 deposit will be refunded upon graduation (or school transfer) for families that volunteer at least twice a year. All families are responsible for signing up for volunteer service jobs once enrolled. All time slots requiring volunteers will be
    available before school starts in September until the last week of the school year. Volunteer jobs and time slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    家長服務保證金(每個家庭)是$50。每學年每個家庭參與校內兩次義工服務,一次收費,如畢業或轉退學將退還$50 保證金,如無法參與服務,每學年將收取$50。
  4. Early registration discount: A $25 discount applies to each student enrolled by 6/1/2021.
    早鳥學費優惠: 6/1/2021 前註冊,每位學生可享學費折扣$25。


Refund policy: Please refer to the following table for the refund policy. The $25 registration fee is non-refundable. If the class cannot be started due to insufficient enrollment (below 4 students), the full tuition and fees will be refunded (including the $25 registration fee).

Dates of WithdrawalUp to 9/18/20219/19/2021 – 10/02/202110/03/2021 – 12/04/202112/05/2021
and beyond
Annual Tuition
100%75%50%No refund
CCAGP Membership Fee
100%100%No refundNo refund
Volunteer Service Deposit
100%100%No refund (Families that have volunteered at least twice that year will receive a full refund)

Procedures for withdrawal & refund request:

  1. Contact school administration and teacher.
  2. Ensure that the mailing address provided at registration is accurate. The school will mail the refund check to the address provided. If, for any reason, the family does not receive the refund check, the family will need to pay $35 to stop payment of the issued check before the school can re-issue another check.


Class placement: Students are placed by the school administration based on class size and student age. New students are accepted and placed by filling available vacancies. Information regarding class assignment and other pertinent details will be mailed out by the end of August.

Transfer students:

  1. Students transferring from other Chinese schools or from home-schooling in Chinese will need to take a placement test to determine class assignment.
  2. No transfer students will be accepted after the 4th week of the school year, except for the following circumstances. Transfer students are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
    a. Recently moved to the Greater Philadelphia area.
    b. Interviewed and accepted by school staff.
    c. Space available in class.
    d. Consent from the class teacher.
  3. Students who complete the transfer process before the first semester will pay full amount of tuition and fees. Those who complete transfer process after the end of the first semester will pay 50% of tuition and full amount of other fees. Please refer to the “Fees” section above for more details. If students later decide to withdraw, it will be processed based on school’s “Withdrawal & Refund” policy.
    上半學年轉學生全額收費。下半學年轉學生學費部份繳50%, 其他費用全額收費。請參考相關收費標準。退費依「退費方案」處理。

Welcome letters and information about the school year will be emailed out in August. For more information or questions, please contact school administration. MingDe Chinese School reserves the right to modify the registration policy at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.
開學通知,將於八月底由電子郵件寄出。有關註冊問題,請與明德辦公室聯絡。明德中文學校保留變更註冊條例之權利, 若有變更, 恕不另行通知。