School History

千橡中文學校成立於 1975 年。創設之初隻有 8 位學生,由王懋德老師一人擔任教學, 租賃 Waverly Adult School 校舍一間開始。至 1989 年學生人數驟增,校舍不敷使用,轉 而租借紅木中學 (Redwood Intermediate School) 校舍。由於學生人數不斷的增加,1998 年一月千橡中文學校遷移到千橡高中 (Thousand Oaks High School),一直延用至今。除 了教授基本語文課程外,本校並提供各種選修課程及文化活動。近年來不但繼續努力 於校務行政及教學課程之改進,更致力於對主流社會之聯繫,爭取學區及此間社區對 中文學校的支持,積極參與文化活動,對外介紹中國文化,邀請學區及地方人士到校 參觀,對內則以加強各式活動,改善課程水準,集結華人的力量,共同為華語教育而努力。

Thousand Oaks Chinese School (TOCS) was founded in 1975. In the very beginning there were only eight students, taught by Mr. Mao-De Wang. The school started in a classroom rented from Waverly Adult School. In 1989, the number of students increased drastically and the old campus became too small to accommodate the students. The campus was then moved to Redwood Intermediate School. In January 1998, TOCS moved again to Thousand Oaks High School, where it has been the campus ever since. In addition to basic curriculum on Chinese language, TOCS also offers a variety of cultural programs and activities to the students. In recent years, we strive not only to improve the curriculum and administration, but also to communicate with the mainstream society, to gain support from local school districts and the local community, and to participate enthusiastically in various cultural activities. Within the community, our activities include introducing Chinese culture to the local community, and inviting school districts and community members to visit the school. Within the school, our emphases have been to strengthen programs offered to the students, enhance the quality of curriculum, and rally all Chinese-Americans to contribute to the Chinese language education.