About School 學校簡介
歷史： 本校自1978年建校，迄今已有三十 多年校史，本校草創之時僅學生二十餘人，商借鄰近教堂做為校舍，其後數度易址，可謂流離失所，幸賴前人篳路藍縷，在困難中勉力撐持，後經前校長陳琪玲女士努力與聖馬刁(San Mateo)學區協商交涉，學區慨允本校租用 Hillsdale High School 校舍。本校師生自始受免受顛沛之苦，校務才能於穩定中發展成長，本校學生人數最多曾達七百餘人，為中半島最具規模的中文學校。
組織： 本校為非營利教育機構，校務行政人員皆由家長義務擔任。本校由理事會掌管學校的政策及執行日常校務工作。目前理事會共有十八位成員, 每位理事則是每年由家長大會選出，任期兩年，每年家長大會改選半數理事，校長及行政主管則由理事互相推選。 每學期大部分的學生家長也都會選擇一天在學校義務服務。
教學內容： 教學以繁體中文為主, 教科書係由僑委會補助，四年級以下學生, 學習發音以注音符號為主, 四年級以上則以漢語拼音為主。
上課時間： 每星期六早上9:15 至11:45, 三節中文課程，每節四十五分鐘，第四節課為才藝班 或中文SAT班，才藝班 由11:50至12:30； 現有演講，西畫,書法，圍棋，珠算，民族舞蹈 以及中文打字。
教科書：一至十一年級： 美洲華語， 中文第二語言班 : IQChinese
Brief Introduction of NPMS
Purpose: Our school teaches Mandarin Chinese language and promotes the study of Chinese culture for all age- appropriate students.
History: Our school was incorporated in 1978 with 20 students in a neighborhood church. We had moved to several different locations during the first 9 years. In 1987, Our former principle Mrs. Qi-Ling Chen started renting the classrooms at Hillsdale High School from San Mateo Union High School District. We are one of the most sought after Mandarin school in the mid-peninsula.
Organization: The school is a non-profit organization. We are solely operated by parents volunteers. The school boards members are elected annually by the PTA. The Principal and executives are elected among the board members. All the board members have the responsibilities for the day-to-day operation of the school. Most of our parents also required to volunteer one Saturday in the school every semester.
Enrollment: The school has over 500 students in 27 classes from Pre-kindergarten to 11th grade. We also offer Chinese as second language (CSL) beginner, intermediate and Advanced classes. There are about 20 students per class.
Curriculum: We mainly teach traditional Chinese characters. We teach Phonetics (Zhu-Yin) in the classes before 4th grade then switch to Pin-Yin for higher grade students. We offer optional SAT-II /AP Chinese classes for students intended to take Chinese SAT-II test and AP Chinese test . We also offer optional culture classes include Chinese calligraphy, Abacus, Chinese speech, go, Chinese Dance, and Chinese typing classes.
Textbooks: 1st to 11th grade: MeiZhou Chinese; CSL: IQChinese
Class Time: Regular classes: Saturday from 9:15 to 11:45, three 45-min classes.
Optional Classes: culture classes 11:50-12:30;
Other Activities: We host various intramural activities and also participate in regional cultural and academic competitions every year.
More details: please visit: http://www.npms.org/about-school