Mon Sheong Foundation Chinese School – Our Mission

Our aim is to teach the Chinese language, both written and oral, and foster an understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture within our multicultural society and Mon Sheong spirit.

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Chinese School 2020-2021 Registration is Open

Registration for the New School Year: Online Courses and New “Parent-Child Online Real-Time Learning” Available!

Starting in September, Mon Sheong Foundation will offer students and parents  e-learning where students attend live classes and can interact with teachers while staying safely at home.

In addition, considering that some students are too young and/or may not be able to attend e-learning classes alone, we will also be offering a Parent-Child Online Real-Time Learning course. With this course, we invite parents to participate, speak face-to-face with teachers, and join their child in singing, listening to stories, playing games, and learning Chinese Traditional characters. Teachers, parents, and children will work together to happily learn Chinese and have fun with parent-child learning.

For more details about our Chinese and math courses, please check the course overview.

In order to maintain a high quality of education for both teachers and students, each course is limited to a maximum of 15 students. Register now!

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at, 1-866-369-4528 or 905-883-6541.

Learning Chinese with Real-Time Online Classes

The Chinese School has developed its own curriculum and program materials. Presently, the Chinese School offers Chinese (Cantonese) Program, Chinese Putonghua (Mandarin) Program, Conversational Cantonese Program, Conversational Putonghua (Mandarin) Program, Mathematics, Putonghua Intense Course, English and Cultural Programs.

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Chinese Cantonese Program

The Chinese Cantonese program offers 13 grades, accepting students aged 3 and above. Students in junior grades learn about pronunciation, writing, sentence structure, singing, and customs; while senior students receive training in essay writing, calligraphy, literature, geography, and history.

Chinese Putonghua (Mandarin) Program

The Chinese Putonghua (Mandarin) program adopts Putonghua as the medium of teaching and offers six grades, accepting students aged 3 and above. The pinyin phonetic system and simplified Chinese characters are used to teach Putonghua. Teachers help the students learn the language in a cheerful environment by adopting a lively and interactive approach.

Conversational Cantonese Program

To suit the needs of English-speaking students, textbooks come with English translation and Cantonese phonetic system (Yale Romanization). Students learn about Cantonese pronunciation, conversation, sentence structure and singing. It is hoped that students can easily apply the vocabulary they have learned and use Chinese language naturally.

Conversational Putonghua (Mandarin) Program

Students are assigned to different classes according to their proficiency in Putonghua. To suit the needs of local students, textbooks from Beijing Language and Culture University supplemented by teaching notes prepared by our teachers are used. The standard pinyin phonetic system and simplified characters are also adopted for instruction.

Putonghua Intense Program : Speak Putonghua / Mandarin in 10 weeks

The main purpose of learning a language is the natural and fluent application of the language in daily life. The complete course is divided into four modules with a total of 32 lessons. The duration of each lesson is 2 hr. and 10 min. and has four units: “Text”, “Words and Phrases”, “Review”, and “Extended Practice”. The Text Unit is practice-oriented, and its materials are drawn from daily life. The materials range from self-introduction to family, school, communication, and daily dialogues. The key and frequently used words and phrases are fully elaborated in the Word and Phrase Unit. In the Review Unit, there are no phonetic symbols so as to enable the students to identify the words without the help of phonetic symbols, and get a better understanding of the texts. Finally, in the Extended Practice Unit, it is hoped that the students can lively apply the glossary they have learned and use the Chinese language naturally.

Math Wonderkid

With the goal of inspiring students’ mathematical interest and establishing early mathematical concepts and numerical computing capabilities, unique methods such as mathematical games and teaching aid exercises are adopted. Ideal for children from 4 to 5 years. (Level: 1 – 2)

Mathematics Program

Mathematics program for Gr. 1 to Gr. 12 is formulated on the basis of the Mathematics curriculum laid down by the Ontario Ministry of Education, as well as EQAO oriented. To enhance and reinforce learning, program materials are specially developed to include three major components in each chapter, namely “Key Notes”, “Examples” and “Practice”. Assignments and exercises are given out in class, which are relatively more intense and of a higher level of difficulty than the Ontario curriculum. This helps students upgrade their problem-solving skills so that they can tackle difficult topics with ease.

Pre-school Cantonese/Putonghua Class

There are gaps when kids are promoted from kindergarten to first grade. Many students, when attending first grade, are only five years old. It is difficult for them to adapt to the Level 1 requirements in their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The preschool class is perfectly designed to make up for this gap, starting with the most basic word learning/speech/vocabulary training in preparing them for a smooth transition to the Level 1. 

Teaching Chinese through songs

Singing is an amusing way to educate through entertainment. Edutainment, students not only enjoy it, but also learn the language through singing, fosters self-confidence, corrects pronunciation, learns common words, and cultivates students’ cross-cultural awareness. It is an effective way to learn a language.

Pinyin Input

Pinyin is a tool for learning Putonghua, and it is an indispensable tool for further improving Putonghua pronunciation and self-learning Putonghua. The Pin Yin Typing Lesson turns boring and difficult traditional Pinyin teaching into a simple and fun learning experience. It allows students grasp quickly with the writing and Chinese Pinyin skills, and established a good foundation for learning Chinese.

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Mon Sheong Foundation Chinese School was established to fulfill one of the aims of the Foundation in promoting Chinese culture, heritage, and philosophy among our younger generations.

Started in 1968, Mon Sheong Foundation Chinese School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach the Chinese language, both written and oral, and foster an understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture within our multicultural society. For over 50 years, Mon Sheong Foundation Chinese School has been one of the largest private Chinese schools in Ontario with over one thousand students. There are three campuses:  North York, Markham and Richmond Hill.

All teachers are university or college graduates with rich teaching experience and a strong dedication.

The School emphasizes a holistic and balanced development of its students. Various activities such as drawing competition, penmanship competition, writing competition, speech arts contest, Chinese New Year celebration, open house and more are organized during the school year. By participating in these activities, students will have more opportunities to enhance their expression skills and enrich their experiences in Chinese culture.

At the end of the academic year, certificates of achievement will be awarded during the graduation ceremony to students who have demonstrated hard work and exceptional results in areas of language proficiency, dictation, penmanship, and recitation.

Collaboration with parents is instrumental in enhancing the effectiveness of school teaching. Over the years, the School has received constant voluntary support from parents in both academic and extra-curricular programs. The Parents Association is now playing an indispensable role in the sustainable development of the School.

Mon Sheong Foundation Chinese School Committee Chairs and Members, and Staff:

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Ying Duong

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Frank Chau

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Jo-Cy Lee

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Andy Lam

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Jaycee Lo

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Willis Or

Christopher Ho Member of Committee

Christopher Ho

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Yingxin Sun
Chinese School

Stephanie Wong Mon Sheong Foundation Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie Wong
Mon Sheong Foundation
Chief Executive Officer

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Eumie Leung
Mon Sheong Foundation
Chief Operating Officer

Raymond Chan

Raymond Chan
Richmond Hill Campus

Marria Yin

Marria Yin

Virginia Dong

Virginia Dong
North York

Daphne Tam

Daphne Tam
Vice Principal
Chinese School

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Mon Sheong Foundation Corporate Office

Mon Sheong Foundation
Chinese School
Administrative Office
Corporate Office, Building C
11211 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4S 0E9
Tel: 905-883-6541
Toll-Free: 1-866-369-4528
Fax: 905-883-7549

Chinese School North York Campus Earl Haig Secondary School

North York Campus Location
(Friday Evenings)
Earl Haig Secondary School
100 Princess Avenue
North York, ON
M2N 3R7

Chinese school markham campus pierre trudeau high school

Markham Campus
(Saturday Mornings)
Pierre Elliot Trudeau High School
90 Bur Oak Avenue
Markham, ON
L6C 2E6

Chinese school Richmond Hill Campus H.G. Bernard Public School

Richmond Hill Location
(Saturday Mornings)
H.G. Bernard Public School
245 Bernard Avenue
Richmond Hill, ON
L4S 1E1

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