A Helpful Guide to 18 Edmonton Chinese School (s)

A Grade 1 student making rice dumplings at a public Edmonton Chinese School for lunar new year

Are you an Edmontonian parent looking for an Edmonton Chinese School for your children? Open Houses for schools are on the horizon.

It can be overwhelming when there are 18 Edmonton Chinese schools to choose from: 14 of which are Chinese bilingual programs held at Edmonton Public Schools. The bonus part about Edmonton Public Schools’ Chinese Bilingual Program is that anyone can enter the program. You do not have to be a native Mandarin Chinese speaker. The down-side? It is lottery-based. You can only apply to one school simultaneously (between Edmonton Public and Edmonton Catholic).

The good news is that you can always connect with a parent involved in the parent council of one of the 14 Edmonton Public Schools. I am involved with the parent council of a south-side Edmonton Public School; two of my kids are in the Chinese bilingual program. Connect with me via my free Facebook Edmonton moms group to ask more about learning Mandarin Chinese!

There are many fun extra-curricular activities in Edmonton Public Schools with Chinese bilingual programs. Wu-Shu, Chinese Cultural Dance and Kung-Fu to name a few; it depends on each school.

The factors in deciding which Edmonton Chinese School is the best fit for you would ultimately be proximity and available transportation. The yellow school buses may not serve the neighbourhood you live in. The other decision is whether your family prefers to learn the Chinese language on a weekend program versus going to a public school in Edmonton.

Edmonton Chinese kids playing in a sunflower field

Weekend Edmonton Chinese School Options

Salesian Chinese School 慈幼中文學校

10140 119 St NW Edmonton, AB T6K 1Y9


(Grades K to 12)

Salesian Chinese School was founded in 1984. It is located at Mary Help of Christians Chinese Catholic Parish.

Classes are Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Salesian Chinese School focuses on teaching verbal Cantonese (a Chinese dialect) while focusing on traditional written Chinese.

Norwood Chinese School 樂活中文學校

11124-130 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 0J2


(Grade K to Grade 9)

Norwood Chinese School in Edmonton runs on Saturdays at the Westmount Junior High School. It is a non-profit school and is a parent-run school.

Norwood Chinese School offers Chinese courses in Mandarin and Cantonese. Cantonese is taught in the traditional Chinese character system while Mandarin courses are taught in simplified Chinese characters.

Edmonton Alliance Chinese School



Address: 5019 – 199 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6M 2T6
Telephone: (780) 444 – 0458
Fax: (780) 483 – 2640
Email: ChineseSchool@ecac.ca

Edmonton Alliance Chinese School is another weekend Chinese school that runs on Saturdays. It was founded in 1977.

Edmonton Alliance Chinese School offers both Cantonese and Mandarin programs for kids as young as 3 years old up to 12 years old.

Kindergartener Graduates from kindergarten wearing Cynthia Priest Photography's black cap & gown

Elementary Edmonton Chinese School

English-Chinese Bilingual Program Sites

Caernarvon, Kildare and Dovercourt are north-side Edmonton neighbourhoods. Elmwood and Meadowlark are in West Edmonton. Parkallen and Meyonohk are south-side Edmonton public schools.

The following Edmonton Public elementary schools offer the English-Chinese Bilingual Program, which is co-located with English-core programs. (Grades K to 6):

Caernarvon Elementary School

侨望小学 (1997)
14820-118 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5X 1T4
Tel: (780) 456-7020, (780) 456-7035
Fax: (780) 478-3443
email: caernarvon@epsb.ca

Dovercourt Elementary School

德华小学 (1994)
13910-122 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5L 2W3
Tel: (780) 455-6171, (780) 455-0209
Fax: (780) 455-8203
email: dovercourt@epsb.ca

Elmwood Elementary School

安华小学 (2022)
16325-83 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5R 3V8
Tel: (780) 489-6749
Fax: (780) 444-4125
email: elmwood@epsb.ca

Kildare Elementary School

侨德小学 (1983)
7525-144 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5C 2R8
Tel: (780) 476-5675, (780) 476-5445
Fax: (780) 472-8177
email: kildare@epsb.ca

Meadowlark Elementary School

美德乐小学 (1992)
9150-160 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5R 2J2
Tel: (780) 489-5200
Fax: (780) 484-8293
email: meadowlark@epsb.ca

Meyonohk Elementary School

梅约纳小学 (1983)
1850 Lakewood Road South
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6K 3Y5
Tel: (780) 463-7627
Fax: (780) 450-3669
email: meyonohk@epsb.ca

Parkallen Elementary School

博爱伦小学 (2015)
6703-112 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6H 3J9
Tel: (780) 434-8503
Fax: (780) 434-8505
email: parkallen@epsb.ca

Junior High Edmonton Chinese School

(Grades 7 to 9)
For north-side Edmonton public schools, your options are Londonderry and Rosslyn.
For central-south Edmonton, you can choose Ottewell.
For West Edmonton schools, Parkview offers the Chinese program.
Esther Starkman Junior High School has just started offering the Chinese bilingual program in Southwest Edmonton. Grade 7 is available as of the 2024-2025 year.

Esther Starkman Junior High School  

2717 Terwillegar Way NW/

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

T6R 0G5

Tel: (780) 439-2717

Fax: (780) 439-2748

email: estherstarkman@epsb.ca

Londonderry Junior High School

伦德初中 (1993)
7104-144 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5C 2R4
Tel: (780) 473-4560, (780) 448-0354
Fax: (780) 472-2603
email: londonderry@epsb.ca

Ottewell Junior High School

奥华初中 (1989)
9435-73 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6B 2A9
Tel: (780) 466-7331, (780) 466-7341
Fax: (780) 465-5674
email: ottewell@epsb.ca

Parkview Junior High School

柏桥初中 (1998)
14313-92 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5R 5B3
Tel: (780) 483-3415
Fax: (780) 489-2192
email: parkview@epsb.ca

Rosslyn Junior High School

若林初中 (2003)
13215-113A Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5E 5B9
Tel: (780) 453-1576
Fax: (780) 455-7605
email: rosslyn@epsb.ca

Grade 12 graduate with her mom in front of a home in Edmonton

Senior High Edmonton Chinese School

The following Edmonton Public Schools offer Chinese bilingual programs from Grades 1o to 12.

Lillian Osborne School is located in South-West Edmonton.
M.E. LaZerte School is located north Edmonton; children who go to Kildare and Londonderry often opt to go to M.E. LaZerte.
Ross Sheppard is located in West Edmonton around the Westmount neighbourhood.

Lillian Osborne School


2019 Leger Road NW
Phone: 780-391-2450
Fax: 780-391-2470
Email: lillianosborne@epsb.ca

M.E. LaZerte School


6804 144 Avenue NW
Phone: 780-408-9800
Fax: 780-472-0058
Email: melazerte@epsb.ca

Ross Sheppard School


13546 111 Avenue NW
Phone: 780-448-5000
Fax: 780-452-7563
Email: rsheppard@epsb.ca

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