After-School Arts & Culture

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***NOW ENROLLING FOR SY2016-2017***


Xian Yun’s bilingual (Mandarin & English) after-school program provides a positive environment that enlivens cultural appreciation and pride. We emphasize the holistic growth of a child, and strive to accommodate each and everyone’s needs and talents. Through daily homework tutoring and enrichment activities such as ancient poetry and stories, arts and crafts, sing-alongs in Chinese and basic culinary adventures, students are encouraged to rise to their full potential academically, aesthetically, and kinesthetically. Xian Yun’s program internalizes the timeless values of traditional culture and discipline, endowing your child with both academic excellence and inner essence.

Program Highlights

  • Rigorous training in Chinese language
  • Homework tutoring
  • Nurturing discipline and self-esteem with traditional values and decorum
  • Facilitating critical and creative thinking with enrichment activities
  • Fun outdoor physical activities and hearty snacks
  • Safe, warm, and caring environment

Ages Served: Kindergarten to Grade 5

Program Dates for SY2016-2017: August 15 – May 26

Daily Class Schedule: Monday – Friday, 2:15pm to 6:00pm


2016-2017 Tuition Rates for After-School Program


Option 1:

One Annual Payment

Option 2:

Payment by Semester

(38 weeks)

Fall 2016
(18 weeks)

Spring 2017
(20 weeks)


$3,780 (avg. $99/wk)

$1,848 (avg. $103/wk)

$2,053 (avg. $103/wk)


$2,660 (avg. $70/wk)

$1,314 (avg. $73/wk)

$1,460(avg. $73/wk)


$2,280 (avg. $60/wk)

$1,116 (avg. $62/wk)

$1,240 (avg. $62/wk)

(Students are required to register for a minimum of 2 days per week)


Additional Fees for Private Music Lessons / Small Group Academic Tutoring

Private Piano / Violin Lessons

$35 / half hour or $65 / hour

Mandarin Chinese
(1-3 students)

$40 / hour *

English Reading & Writing
(1-3 students)

$40 / hour *

(1-3 students)

$40 / hour *

(*Rate shown is discounted for students enrolled in After-School program)

  • For new students, there is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $50
  • Fees are pro-rated for late registrations



For inquiries, email:

Meet Our After-School Program Faculty

Adele Wang Ms. Adele Wang – After-School Program Director

Ms. Wang came to Xian Yun CA with 16 years of teaching experience and two college degrees, one in education and the other in early childhood development. In her teaching she helps young children understand, speak and write the Mandarin language, bringing in stories for the class to read together and working with the students to recognize and write the characters. As you watch her you will see the careful balance she maintains between praising the students for what they are doing and encouraging them to increase their abilities. She often uses the characters’ etymology to help students remember their meaning.

IMG_0213 copy_web Ms. Anne Sohn – After-School Program Teacher

Born into a family of artists, Ms. Anne Sohn has had a passion for the arts from a young age. At the age of six, she started learning traditional Korean dance. In 2006, she was accepted to Fei Tian Academy of the Arts New York where she received training in Classical Chinese dance. She toured with Shen Yun Performing Arts for two years and then went to study abroad. Upon returning to the United States, she began teaching Chinese dance at Xian Yun CA in 2010. After finding great interest in early childhood education, Ms. Sohn joined Xian Yun CA’s after-school program in 2015 and is currently pursuing a degree in education.

Selena Ren Ms. Selena Ren – Dance Instructor
Born in Anhui, China, Ms. Ren came to the United States at age 4. At age 14, she began studying Classical Chinese dance at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts in New York and graduated in 2012 with honors. Ms. Ren toured and performed for 6 years as a talented dancer with Shen Yun Performing Arts in top theatres around the world. Ms. Ren received an Excellent Achievement Award and Honor Award at the 2010 and 2012 NTDTV International Classical Chinese Dance Competition. Ms. Ren has built up extensive teaching experience by teaching all levels and age groups at Xian Yun CA and Fei Tian Taiwan. She loves to encourage, interact, and communicate with her students through dance. Ms. Ren is fluent in English and Mandarin.


What Parents Are Saying…

“Our daughter has been full time in Xian Yun’s after-school program for 1-1/2 years and this has really increased her excitement about Chinese and aided her language acquisition beyond what the Mandarin Immersion program at her school provides. The teachers are dedicated to understanding where each child is at academically and work with them from that basis – not just with their homework but also on Chinese reading and cultural understanding. She enjoys the arts & crafts where she’s learned origami, beading and small clay sculptural work.  We’re impressed to see the big gains in flexibility and focus she has gained from her dance classes. But most important is that she feels comfortable at the school – the environment is nurturing and you can tell the kids are happy there.”
“Xian Yun provides my child with a fully immersive experience in traditional arts. My child studies piano, classical Chinese dance, fine arts, poetry, and language–all at a very high level.”
“We are delighted with the progress our 1st grader has made in the Xian Yun after-school program this year. He enjoys the arts activities such as beading and the drawing class. He has also benefited enormously from the support offered during homework time and we have noticed a great improvement in his Chinese characters and sentence writing. We are delighted to have him in such a caring, supportive and nurturing environment.”

  After-School Calendar

2016-2017 After School Program Instructional Calendar  (updated July 9, 2016)


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