School History

CCA was founded by Dr. Wei Cai (蔡伟), Shasha Liu (刘春莎), and Siyuan Tang (唐思源) on August 27, 1996. Initially we only had 15 students, now we have over 200 students, 19 classes. CCA is a 501 (c)(3)non-profit organization registered at the State of North Carolina . The school teaches simplified Chinese and Pinyin by using standard Chinese textbooks. CCA has started partnering with Providence Day School (PDS) since 2006. PDS has provided us tremendous amount of support in leasing classrooms at below market prices. In turn, CCA has been the advocate of PDS in the local Chinese community and fostered a win-win relationship CCA has strived to make the Chinese learning experience both educational and fun with small class size. The school maintains high standard of academic requirement and emphasizes our students’ character development and community service. Both our school management team members and teachers are volunteers-based. Our goal is to encourage our heritage students to cherish Chinese culture, foster and enhance communication and friendship among Chinse community; help non-heritage students to learn Chinese and embed with our heritage student class eventually. CCA is also dedicated to inspiring our students to serve the community, understand the social responsibility and become a global-minded citizen.

Media Report by Charlotte Observer on March 16, 1998 (ObserverMarch1998)

More school memory — Historical Moments (夏洛特中文学校历史记忆)

Current CCA Principal :
2020 – Present, Mr. Qiang Chen 陈强

Former CCA Principals:

  • 2017 – 2020, Mr. Yang Liu 刘洋
  • 2012 – 2017, Mr. Fenggang Yu 于凤刚
  • 2009 – 2012,  Mr. Huadong Yang 杨华东
  • 2006 – 2009, Mr. Dequan Yu 于德全
  • 2003 – 2006, Mr. Hongtao Han 韩洪涛
  • 2000 – 2003, Mrs. Chunsha Liu 刘春莎
  • 1997 – 2000,  Mrs. Siyuan Tang 唐思源