Our curriculum is organized to stimulate our children socially and intellectually, but primarily to acquire an appreciation Chinese culture. We do not intend to provide the equivalent of a full-time Chinese education, but if the basics are learned along with a sense of their importance and beauty, each child will have a foundation for the development of his or her own cultural education.
The language curriculum is the major responsibility of the Curriculum Directors. We have several different levels and a large number of classes to give each child an opportunity to learn and advance to his or her highest level of accomplishment. Currently, the Cantonese section and Mandarin section both use Overseas Chinese textbooks provided by the Republic of China. Much of the material in all classes has been specifically developed by current or past Monmouth Chinese School teachers. While we teach both Mandarin and Cantonese, we are continually finding new ways for the curriculum and materials of each section to support and reinforce the teaching of the other.