EAST POINT ACADEMY
EAST POINT ACADEMY
At East Point Academy, we believe it is important to raise global citizens who not only speak a second language, but also understand the culture that language was born from and embrace cultures from across the globe. Every student at East Point Academy learns Mandarin Chinese and is taught about life in China, customs, celebrations and history.
There are lots of great reasons for Chinese immersion. Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, with over a billion native speakers. South Carolina is commonly referred to as the gateway to the east due to the vast amount of both imports and exports that are traded through the state every year.
A growing number of Chinese companies are building factories and home offices in South Carolina. Next to the United States, China is the second-largest economy in the world.
Additionally, students who learn Mandarin through immersion reap the host of lifelong benefits.
A bilingual brain is more alert, quicker and better able to deal with complex issues and conflict resolution. This is especially true for pictographic languages such as Mandarin Chinese. Through Mandarin immersion cognitive skills related to language and other subjects are strongly improved. Studies also show that students who became bilingual at an early age have less of a chance of getting dementia and other degenerative diseases.
At the Middle Campus level, students can choose between Mandarin or Spanish.
Our Chinese celebration events are our biggest events of the year. See more information about each below:
Our enchanting Chinese Moon Fest, held on our middle campus, is a lively community celebration.
Moon Fest is a traditional Chinese celebration of harvest time in mid-autumn. Indulge in delectable moon cakes, revel in captivating performances, dance to drumming beats, and partake in fun-filled games. An unforgettable celebration of culture awaits! Students and families don’t want to miss this celebration. Moonfest will be held on October 13, 2023.
As the first new moon graces the skies, East Point Academy comes alive in a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues and infectious energy, celebrating Chinese New Year.
Our classrooms and halls are an explosion of color and festivity, from the mesmerizing performances that tell tales of tradition and culture to the rhythmic beats of music. It is a time to expect good fortune, health, and wealth for the new year. Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar, and celebrations begin with the first new moon. Chinese New Year at East Point Academy is not just a day of celebration; it’s a beautiful day of shared experiences, immersing in Chinese culture, and unforgettable memories.
Join us in January to celebrate the Chinese New Year Gala, an elegant and festive occasion where staff, parents, and friends come together to welcome the new year in style.
This much-awaited event stands as one of our largest fundraisers, supporting our endeavors throughout the year. You can look forward to a delightful evening filled with a silent auction with exciting prizes, captivating entertainment to keep you enthralled, and a delectable dinner that will tantalize your taste buds. Mark your calendars for a memorable and meaningful experience!