Bilingual Elementary School | Chinese (Mandarin) Immersion

Designed and built with care, filled with creative elements


Give your child more opportunities in life with our

Mandarin Bilingual Program

Open for September Registration


Fine Arts Program


Mandarin Bilingual Program


Registration, Fees & Grants

HongDe Mandarin Elementary School

HongDe Elementary School is a BC Ministry of Education registered Not-For-Profit Kindergarten — Grade 7 Bilingual School, offering a Chinese (Mandarin) program and an English program.

 Throughout K-7 grades, 40% of the curriculum will be taught in Chinese (Mandarin), and the other 60% will be taught in English

School Community Education Grant is up to 100% of the tuition,and it provides children with the opportunity to receive a bilingual education. 

School Bus Pick Up and Drop-Off

We provide two school buses that cover three cities:
— Vancouver
— Richmond and
— Burnaby

Why Choose HongDe Bilingual School

The earlier a child is introduced to a language, the greater the chance they will become truly proficient in it.

Curriculum Taught in Chinese

Chinese Language Arts

Visual Arts: Traditional Western and Chinese visual arts

Music: Children’s Music Enlightenment Education

Dance: Traditional Chinese and Western dance

Drama: Chinese and Western Drama

Physical Education

Health Education

Our Staff and Teachers

Our teachers have valid BC Teaching Certificates, Teacher and staff develop close relationships with the children. They are warm, animated, and lively.

Linda Spruston, Principal

B.Ed. (UBC), MA (UBC), Former Elementary Principal for the Burnaby School District. HongDe Principal.

Pei-Zhen Chiu, Teacher

I have a Fine Art degree from Emily Carr University and a Bachelor Education degree from Simon Fraser University. I am a certified British Columbia teacher, I have experience teaching K-Grade 12 students in British Columbia and speak both Mandarin and English fluently.

School Events

Our school calendar will highlight yearly school events and holidays.

Fine Arts Program

Our Fine Arts program includes dance, music, visual arts, and drama taught by industry professionals.


Students will learn the BC cirriculm within each of our specialized program formats.

Technology Resources

Students will have access to necessary up-to-date technology and library resources related to their learning outcomes.


Our teaching staff are BC certified teachers specializing in the BC curriculum.

School Bus Routes

School Bus Pick Up, Drop-Off Cities   Vancouver • Richmond • Burnaby

Parent Volunteers

Parents can volunteer to help in the classroom or on field trips. They are also welcome to join the Parent Advisory Group to help advise on matters related to the school.

Off-site Activities

Learning experiences that occur away from the school enable students to participate in quality supporting learning experiences.

Community Education Grant provides children with the opportunity to receive a bilingual education.

School Services

We are a well-rounded non-profit private school offering additional services.

a Certified

We are certified to operate by the Ministry of Independent Schools.

a Before/After School Program

We provide morning and after school supervision before and after class time.

Learning Multiculturalism

Coursework focuses on the application of language to real life situations and also on deepening an understanding of the cultural and spiritual aspects inherent in the language.

a Food and Nutrition

We provide nutritional hot lunches for the students. Please send your child with a healthy, nut-free morning snack.

a Health Education

We believe in a whole school approach to health and wellness. We focus on the following four areas: healthy eating; healthy relationships; physical activity; and positive mental health.

a Physical Education

Students learn the functions and benefits of Physical Education to support character strengths.

Register your child for HongDe School’s Bilingual Program starting September 2021.



Privacy Policy

HongDe Elementary School recognizes an individual’s right to privacy and commits to protecting it. We are aware of our responsibilities under the federal "Personal Information & Electronics Documents Act" (PIPEDA) and have created this privacy policy to enforce it.

HongDe Elementary School will:
We Protect Your Privacy:
  1. When visiting our web site, our web server automatically logs (records) domain name and standard information about the operating system and web browser you are using, as provided by your web browser. This information is used for statistical purposes to help us manage our site, but does not identify you in any way.
  2. We collect personal information about you and/or your corporation only if an order is placed for the delivery of product or performance of service. We may use this information to gather information for credit approval purposes. All information is kept confidential.
  3. When you supply us with your mailing address by email, you may receive periodic mailings if you give permission to be contacted. If you are currently a subscriber and do not wish to receive future such mailings, please let us know by filling in our contact form and inserting "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the comments field provided; or by calling (604) 430-5608; or writing to us at: HongDe Elementary School, 305- 4538 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4T9, Canada. Please provide us with your exact name and address. We will then remove your name from our confidential list.

Security Measures: The security and confidentiality of information that the HongDe Elementary School may obtain from you is extremely important, and we have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures to protect guest information from unauthorized access and/or improper use. From time to time we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and new protection methods. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security methods are perfect or impenetrable.

Content Ownership: All information made available on our web site is property of HongDe Elementary School and its affiliates, and may not be disclosed, disseminated, or distributed to any unauthorized party.

Note: HongDe Elementary School reserves the right to amend this policy at any time if and when changes are required by Personal Information and Electronics Documents Act (PIPEDA) and/or required for the operation and maintenance of the HongDe Elementary School web site.



HongDe Elementary School is not responsible for the contents of any off site internet information referenced by or linked to the HongDe Elementary School web site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by HongDe Elementary School of that web site. Use of any such linked web site is at the users own risk.