Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Welcome to the Confucius Classroom at Lone Mountain Elementary School 

...a comprehensive Mandarin Chinese language and culture K-6 program


Happy New Year! 


To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the 6th graders were able to attend a Chinese Acrobatics performance at STMS. Have a look at this 2,000 performing art from China that requires complete integration of mind and body.

Thanks to ASU Confucius Institute for hosting a performing arts troupe from Tianjing University (the oldest university in China). The perfromance was a Spring Festival Gala called The Melody of Harmony. (Below)

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                             Goals of a Language Experience Model at LMES                    

Language Culture


Develop basic oral proficiency with a focus on real life speaking and listening

Develop an appreciation for cultures different from our own

Feel confident about learning a new World Language

Kindergarten students receive 2 20-minute classes a week.

Grades 1-6 receive 2 30-minute classes a week.


Thanks to ASU's Confucius Institute and Hanban (Ministry of Education in China), Lone Mountain School has been awarded a "Confucius Classroom School" designation for its Mandarin Chinese Programs. LMES is one of 100 such schools in the entire United States. 

We would also like to acknowledge our unique partnership with SIAS University in China that has provided us with opportunities for teacher exchanges. SIAS University is a prestigious American University in China and the only one allowed to fly the U.S. flag. The College Board has also awarded Lone Mountain School with a guest teacher from China. This is a program that is dedicated to outreach activities and assisting beginning Chinese programs.

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See pictures from the Confucius Classroom Opening Ceremony HERE.

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Min Wang or "Wang Lao shi" (teacher saluation) comes to us through a partnership that we have with our own ASU's Confucius Institute. She is a Mandarin Chinese Specialist and will be assisting our local teachers in delivering this fascinating language and culture. Her Master's Degree in China is Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and she has worked with kinder through college level students. She enjoys Traditional Dance, Tai Chi, Caligraphy and making Chinese Knots.

Click here to access Wang Lao shi's Webpage

See Newsletters for Ms. Wang's classes below...