Students must be at least 4 years of age to enroll. The school will evaluate to determine admission eligibility if a student is under age 4. Students from all backgrounds and cultures are welcome. Make sure you read through the KCA rules before the first day of class.
Class Location and Time
For the 2023-24 school year, our classes will take place on Sunday afternoons at the Zhang Portage Community Senior Center. The fall semester will start on Sunday, September 10, 2023. There will also be a few in-person social events throughout the year. We follow the KRESA academic calendar for start and end dates, as well as most scheduled breaks and holidays. Please see our class schedule and academic calendar for details.
Visit our Programs page for class descriptions.
Registration and Tuition
Tuition Discounts: (Limit one type of discount per household - either Family or Staff.)
We accept checks, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.
Please make the check payable to Kalamazoo Chinese Academy (KCA) and mail it to:
KCA, PO Box 343, Portage, MI 49081-0343
PayPal Link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/kzooca
Venmo Link: https://account.venmo.com/u/kzooca
Zelle: Use your banking app to pay email@example.com
Refund Policy (each semester)
Students who wish to attend KCA after the school year starts will go under a language readiness assessment by the teachers. If accepted, the students will pay a prorated tuition based on each individual case.
All KCA instructors are experienced in teaching Chinese language and Chinese culture in both China and the US. They are native Chinese speakers and speak English fluently. KCA partners with the Asian Initiatives at WMU, who provides select qualified Chinese language and culture instructors to the school.
Each student who is enrolled in KCA will be given a language assessment, as deemed necessary, to help determine which level or class is the most suitable for the student. During the school year, students may be moved to a different level or class based on their individual progress.
School Cancellation Policy
Student safety is KCA’s first priority. The school follows the KRESA academic calendar, and may cancel classes in case of inclement weather and emergencies. The cancellation announcement will be sent to families via email and posted on the KCA Facebook page.