Confucius Classroom

Confucius Classrooms: Integrated Chinese Study

The designation of a Confucius Classroom is given, upon application, to a school which teaches Chinese language. The Confucius Classroom is also partnered with a twin school in Shandong Province (the Chinese partner for the CIE). The CIE supports currently 21 Confucius Classrooms.

The Confucius Institute in Edmonton provides supports for all of its associated Confucius Classrooms including:

  • Specialized professional development for Chinese teaching staff
  • Provision of new resources to support Chinese language instruction
  • Twinning with a partner school in Shandong Province
  • Support for joint projects between the school and its partner
  • Support for HSK language assessment
  • Staff access to scholarship study in China
  • Student access to scholarships for summer study in China

Confucius Classrooms Supported by the Confucius Institute in Edmonton:


( Xuéxiào – School )

Elementary Schools

Principal: David Kowalchuk
Chinese Partner: Tai’an City Experimental School

Principal: Leanne Moncrieff
Chinese Contact: Shu Yun Yang
Chinese Partner: Qufu Chunqiu Primary School

Principal: Cheryl Belyea
Chinese Contact: Dr. Wenqi Chen
Chinese Partner: Shandong Experimental Primary School

Principal: Heather Langenhahn
Chinese Contact: Jei Yin
Chinese Partner: Shouguang New Century Primary School

Principal: Karen Patterson
Chinese Contact: Max Liu
Chinese Partner: Dongfang Experimental Bilingual School of Jinan

Principal: Rick Gingras
Chinese Contact: Amy Wang
Chinese Partner: Jiaozhou Zhenhua Elementary School

Walter and Gladys Hill Public School
Principal: Annalee Nutter
Chinese Contact: Jitao Deng
Chinese Partner: Tai’an Normal School Affiliated Elementary School


Junior High Schools

Edith Rogers
Principal: Tim Boan
Chinese Contact: Long Mu
Chinese Partner: Binzhou Experimental School

Principal: Fred Fonseca
Chinese Contact: David Zhang
Chinese Partner: Middle School of Tai Shan College

Principal: Cameron Mah
Chinese Contact: Sandra Sun-Ritson
Chinese Partner: Experimental Junior High School of Qingdao Economic and Technological Development Zone

Principal: Mike Morrison
Chinese Contact: Dr. Mian Xie
Chinese Partner: Affiliated Middle School of Jining Institute

Principal: Joanne Aldridge
Chinese Contact: Chun Zhao
Chinese Partner: Jinan Foreign Language School

Principal: Tammy Tchir
Chinese Contact: Jian Qin
Chinese Partner: Qingdao Yucai Middle School


High Schools

Lillian Osborne
Principal: Janet Hancock
Chinese Contact: Xuping Gao
Chinese Partner: Taishan Foreign Language School

Principal: Dr. Lisa Wright
Chinese Contact: Kathy Gu
Chinese Partner: Yantai No. 2 Middle School

M.E. LaZerte
Principal: Kim Backs
Chinese Contact: Ji Xu
Chinese Partner: Qingdao No. 2 High School

Paul Kane High School
Principal: Duncan knoll
Chinese Contact: Ka Wai Fong

Ross Sheppard
Principal: Rick Paulitsch
Chinese Contact: Jenny Li-Mitra
Chinese Partner: Shandong Experimental High School

Queen Elizabeth
Principal: Sue Bell
Chinese Contact: Tiffany Choi
Chinese Partner: Weifeng No. 1 Middle School

Centre High Campus
Principal: Dean Michailides
Chinese Contact: Karen Chung
Chinese Partner: Jiaozhou  No. 1 Middle School

École La Vérendrye (k-12)
Principal: Sandrine Coronat
Chinese Contact: Morgan Guo
Chinese Partner: Linyi University Affiliated Middle School