Frequently Asked Questions

1.What is your address?

We operate at the following address:
F.A.Day Middle School
21 Minot Place
Newtonville, MA 02460

Driving direction can be found on our web site via this link:
http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/direction.php

Our mailing address is:
Newton Chinese Language School
P. O. Box 600442
Newton, MA 02460

For other contact information, visit: http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/contact.php

2. What does first class and second class mean?

The school runs from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. This time frame is split into two class periods: First class: 2-3:30pm; second class: 3:40-5:00pm. Most of the Chinese Language lessons are in the First Class period, most of the culture lessons are in the Second Class period.

3. Do you have bilingual classes?

Our language teachers are all bilingual, but they are encouraged to speak Mandarin Chinese for teaching. Students need to understand simple conversation in Chinese before entering the classes.

4. What is the difference between Zhong Wen and Ma Liping?

They are two different sets of Chinese language text books. Please refer to the teaching highlight_bs via this link: http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/registration/All_Grades_jiao_xue_zhong_dian.htm

5. What is the schedule for NCLS?

Our school hours are from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. This time frame is split into two class periods: First class: 2-3:30pm; second class: 3:40-5:00pm. The school calendar can be found at http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/calendar.php

6. How do I register at NCLS?

Please refer to the registration procedure:
http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/news/RegistrationProcedurefor2010FallTerm.pdf

If you are new to our school, please create your family account online at:
http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/main/loginonline.html

Click the link for “create a new family account”. Remember to enter an adult information for the account. Once you have created the account, you can log into it to add new students. You can then follow the above registration procedure.

7. How do I add class?

You may add/change/cancel classes in your account during open registration period. Please be reminded that the registration system will be closed after the first school day. Only the system admin can make the changes. If the change needs to be made outside of the registration period, please contact school administration in school library.

8. How do I cancel class?

Same as above.

9. When should I receive my refund after I cancel my child’s class?

Policy for cancellation refund can be found at
http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/cgi-bin/main/pscript1.pl?file=cancel_late_pay.htm. Please give us some time to process your refund.

10. I have enrolled my children to two classes, I found out on the registration sheet, $165 appears for class one while $110 appears for class two.

Tuition fee schedule is: first class only: $165; second class only: $145; both classes: $275. Your children have signed up for two classes so the total costs $275. Sometime the system may split it different way, like $130 for first class and $145 for the second class.

11. I wanted to enroll my child to a class but found this class is full, what I should do?

You will need to put your child on the waiting list. When a space is available, you will be contacted by school administration.

12. I enrolled my child to a class but found out that I need to change the class, how do I change class?

Please refer to the answer for question 7.

13. I sent a check to NCLS but found out the check had not been cashed yet, what should I do?

It may take a while for us to process all mail-in payments. However, if the school has begun and you have sent out for weeks, please contact school administration as soon as possible for this situation.

14. How does my child apply for Teaching Assistant position in NCLS?

NCLS conducts TA recruiting before the end of each school year - in late May through early June. Please refer to Teaching Assistant’s school rule on NCLS handbooks’ page: http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/handbook/ta_rules.htm

15. How do I know which class fit my child best?

Please refer to http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/registration/All_Grades_jiao_xue_zhong_dian.htm for class descriptions.

16. How do I make the payment?

Please send your payment to:
Newton Chinese Language School
P.O. Box 600442
Newton , MA 02460

Or make your payment at school library. We take check and cash, no credit card. Please be aware of our policy on late payment:
http://www.newtonchineseschool.org/cgi-bin/main/pscript1.pl?file=cancel_late_pay.htm