Welcome to Huayuan

Huayuan Chinese Academy (HYCA) is formed by a group of dedicated educators who devote themselves to providing young children with the opportunities in learning Chinese language and culture. It is the first after-school Chinese educational institution in the greater Washington DC metro area. We strive to provide the daily immersion of Chinese in an enriched Chinese environment to local communities.

Multi linguistic capability is essential in today's globalized collaborations and world economy. As China has emerged from a period of stagnation and become one of the great powers of the world, a high quality of Chinese linguistic education will provide a competitive edge for the young Americans to become tomorrow’s world leaders. At HYCA, we also provide help for students to extend their learning experience beyond their classrooms. The students will engage in building the knowledge, skills, and attitude to be successful and contributing members of a global society.

Please take a quick look at our school overview and check out our programs. Registration can be completed online.

2021 STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program

The 2021 STARTALK STEM-Integrated Chinese Learning Program is an innovative program from which students will gain an increased interest and understanding of Chinese culture and language. This exciting three-week summer camp program will be held online 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, from July 6, 2021 to July 23, 2021. The curriculum is constructed around the storyline of the fictional character Water Baby's fun life, magic 

show, and adventures, with the STEM-based theme "Explore Water, an Essential Element of Life'. The curriculum integrates hands on linguistic, cultural, and scientific activities, all designed based on the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. At the end of the program, students will be able to greet each other, exchange simple information about themselves and their family members, as well as topics related to three states of water, water cycle, and water pollution, and follow simple steps in Chinese for scientific experiments. There will be an optional extension of ten-week classes, possibly online or in person. Our targeted student population includes rising 2nd to 5th graders. The admission to the program is highly competitive due to the seat limits. To learn more of this FREE program or to apply, click HERE.

Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours Opportunity

HYCA has been approved to offer opportunities to Montgomery county public school students to earn Student Service Learning (SSL) credit. (http://volunteer.truist.com/mcvc/org/10597862374.html)

Students in Montgomery county public schools are required to earn a total of 75 hours of SSL hours starting in 6th grade. You can meet or exceed this requirement by volunteering at HCA as a student teaching assistant.

If you speak fluent Chinese, and love to help younger students in learning Chinese language and culture, math and science or art and craft, this is a great opportunity for you. Your typical work schedule is from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Monday to Friday with some flexibility. You will assist the classroom teacher in small-group Chinese instruction and other activities as assigned by the teacher. You will gain valuable leadership and management skills while earning SSL credits.

We are currently offering this opportunity in the following schools: Bells Mill ES, Beverly Farm ES, Burning Tree ES, Stone Mill ES, Fallsmead ES, and Travilah ES. If you are interested, please fill out this Student Volunteer Application Form.


The Huayuan Chinese Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Letter to Parents

Multi linguistic capability is essential in today’s globalized collaborations and world economy. As the world is beginning to recognize ...