Welcome to Mandarin Immersion Magnet School!
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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!
Cindy Tiet has been selected as the new principal of Mandarin Immersion Magnet School. Mrs. Tiet is a product of HISD schools and has 25 years of experience as a teacher, instructional coordinator, and dean of instruction at Barbara Bush Elementary and most recently as the principal of Ray K. Daily Elementary. In 2019-20, she was recognized as West Area’s First Year Principal of the Year and under her leadership, Daily Elementary improved from a B rating with 2 distinctions to an A rating with 5 distinctions. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Trinity University in San Antonio where she was a recipient of the Murchison Scholarship in Education.
Originating from a progressive vision of Houston ISD, Mandarin Immersion Magnet School is one of the largest immersion schools teaching Mandarin in the US. Students are immersed in a culture-rich environment, allowing them to become bi-cultural bi-literate citizens.
MIMS was awarded a Citation of Design Excellence and recognized for its cultural transparency and integration, as well as its utilization of Chinese cultural elements throughout the campus.