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CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE (CI)

  • The Confucius Institute (CI) at the Houston Independent School District works to promote Chinese language and culture through partnerships, exchange programs and instruction. Founded in 2013, the CI is a partnership between HISD, the College Board and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (the “Hanban”).

    The HISD Confucius Institute, the only K-12 Confucius Institute in the state of Texas, currently has six campuses that host Confucius classrooms and one Chinese immersion school:


    The district continues to explore options for offering more students access to rigorous Chinese programs to prepare them to be competitive on a national and global level. The institute also provides professional development for Confucius classroom teachers, fosters collaboration within the HISD community for the purpose of strengthening awareness of Chinese heritage and culture, and serves as a resource center for world language teachers.

Contact Us

  • Emily Smith
    HISD Confucius Institute Manager
    713-556-7578 (office) 
    713-556-7236 (fax)
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  • Goals & Initiatives

    The HISD Confucius Institute has three major goals: 

    Improve Teaching and Learning
    –     Provide teacher resources and appropriate training
    –     Host the Confucius Classroom Network for K-12 educators
    –     Develop regional infrastructure for K-12 language programs
     
    Strengthen Awareness of Chinese Heritage and Culture
    –     Provide speakers with expert knowledge of China's history, society, literature and culture
    –     Establish partnerships with Chinese educational institutions
    –     Support and enhance Study Abroad programs throughout Houston ISD
     
    Enhance Community Outreach
    –     Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
    –     Cultural events
    Special Events

    CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE DAY: A TASTE OF CHINA

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute program, CI at Houston ISD organized various activities that included a lecturer on the history of Chinese cuisine, tea ceremony, noodle making demonstration by chefs from China Cuisine Association, food tasting and networking.

    Branding Materials
    All HISD Confucius Institute logos and templates can be accessed via the HISD branding site: http://houstonisd.org/branding
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Kolter*
Mandarin Immersion (MIMS)*
School at St. George Place
MIDDLE
SCHOOLS
Garden Oaks Montessori
Lanier
Mandarin Immersion (MIMS)*
Pin Oak
Sharpstown International*
T.H. Rogers
Tanglewood
HIGH
SCHOOLS
Bellaire
Furr*
Heights
Houston Acad. Int'l Studies*
Lamar*
Sharpstown International*
Westside
  • * Confucius Classroom Grant School