Mandarin Immersion

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  • Parents!

    Are you interested in joining MIMS? Applications for next school year are being accepted from September 10th to November 11th - click here for more information!

Welcome to MIMS! 欢迎来到休斯顿中文沉浸學校!

  • Welcome to the homepage of the Mandarin Immersion Magnet School (MIMS) in Houston Independent School District! MIMS is located in Houston, Texas and serves the entire HISD community.
    Mandarin Immersion Magnet School is a vibrant language immersion campus. Our students are diverse culturally, economically, and academically. In Pre-Kindergarten-5th grade, students typically spend half of the instructional day in a Mandarin class and the remaining half in an English class with native speakers in each language.This balanced approach employs rigorous academic standards in core subjects while developing biliteracy and bilingualism. In Middle School, all students take Pre-AP courses including accelerated Math and Science. In Grades 6-8, an Advanced Immersion track prepares 8th grade students to take the AP Chinese exam for college credit while 6th Grade students also join our campus at Middle School level for a Beginning Immersion Track.


    Through rich cultural partnerships and special events, students also gain an awareness of and an appreciation for Chinese culture, traditions and practices that enhance their global citizenship.We welcome your questions and look forward to introducing you to our unique and exciting educational program!

Our Principal 我們的 校長

  • Chung Ying
    Phone: 713-295-5276

    Mr. Chung Ying

    Chung Ying has been selected as the new principal of Mandarin Immersion Magnet School. Ying started his career in HISD in 2003 and has served students as a special education teacher, department chair and LPAC coordinator. For the last six years, he has been an assistant principal in Harmony Public Schools. He has extensive experience in special education and ESL education. Ying earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and holds an advanced degree in educational leadership from the University of St. Thomas. He is fluent in Mandarin.

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Mr. Ying's Weekly Updates

  • Weekly Updates - October 8th, 2021


    Dear Parents,

    I hope you all had a great week. Please see below for this week’s announcements.

    1. Morning arrival

    For car riders, the prime time to drop off your child is between 8:05 to 8:20. There is very little traffic during that time. We noticed the traffic picks up right around 8:25, 8:30. If you want to quickly drop off your child in the morning, I strongly suggest arriving campus between 8:05 to 8:20. And once again, please don’t park in teacher’s parking spot.

    1. 5th grade tour
    1. The purpose of the 5th grade tour is to inform students what middle school has to offer in MIMS and ultimately retain students
    2. Date/time/location – 10/19/21, 8:30 to 10:00, in the gym
    3. We will set up 5 stations that cover all aspect of middle school in MIMS
    4. We will have a virtual Q&A for parents at 5:00 to 5:30 (meeting access). I welcome current middle school parents who want to join me and share your positive experiences. Please reach out to me via email if you would like to participate.
    1. Not to switch seats

    Please help us by talking to your child not to switch seats in school. The teachers have created seating charts for each classroom, including electives and lunch. The seating chart is to be used for contact tracing purposes. It is very important that the students stay in their assigned seating so that in the event we contact trace, we know exactly which students need to be quarantined.

    1. Recruiting middle school student reporters for the morning announcement
    1. If your child is interested, please email me with the subject line “morning announcement application”
    2. I am recruiting 4 student reporters.
    3. The student reporters will make morning announcements in Mandarin and/or English.
    4. If desired, the student reporters may write their own script that they report.
    1. Recruiting middle school student helpers
    1. We are recruiting student helpers for arrival and dismissal duty
    2. The student helper will help students exit/get in their cars
    3. The student helper will earn volunteer hours
    4. If your child is interested, please email Mr. Lee at with the subject line “arrival/dismissal student helper”
    1. Recruiting video committee

    We are forming a committee to make arrival/dismissal do’s and don’ts video and Magnet program promotional video for MIMS. We are seeking talents such as script writers, coordinator/planner, videographer, editor, producer, etc. Please email me at with the subject line “video committee” for more information

    1. Recruiting videographer(s) to record winter music play

    Ms. Bradley is working on a music play with the students and would like to record and share with MIMS families over the holidays. If you can record, edit video, and would like to help, please reach out to Ms. Bradley at

    1. Recruiting hourly staff for After School Program (ASP)

    We are recruiting more ASP staff so that we can offer various clubs and activities. If you would like to work as ASP staff, please reach out to Mr. Sergio at for more information.

    1. Buddy program

    Are you a new family to the school? Or have you been at MIMS more than 3 years? Please join the Buddy Families program! We will help pair new families (who have been at MIMS 2 years or less) with experienced families who can help introduce new families to school events like the Mid-Autumn festival and Chinese New Year festival. It would also be great to participate in a sociable, attend a Mom's or Dad's night event, or explore Chinatown together. One of the things that makes our community great is our parent involvement.

    Buddy Families 


    For questions related to

    504 program, safety - Ms. Tima-an (

    GT program, Mandarin curriculum, TELPAS – Ms. T.Liu (

    After school program – Mr. Sergio (

    Volunteer in Public Schools – Ms. Chavez (

    PSAT, testing, LPAC, magnet program – Ms. Xia (

    Family engagement – Mr. Lee (

    Attendance, registration, student records – Ms. Connie (

    IT/technology, magnet program – Ms. Obando (

    IT/technology – Mr. Milla (

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