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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Mandarin Bilingual Program


  • Mandarin Bilingual is a program of choice offered by School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) at the Kindergarten to Grade 5 level for the 2019/2020 school year at Walton Elementary School.
  • The Mandarin Bilingual Program provides students with instruction in both English and Mandarin.
  • This program will include Grades 6 to 8 at Scott Creek Middle for the 2019/2020 school year. 
  • The Mandarin Bilingual Program moves to  Gleneagle Secondary School for Grades 9 to 12.
  • Regardless of their first language, the elementary program offers all students the possibility of completing 50 per cent of the prescribed B.C. curriculum in Mandarin (Mandarin Language Arts, Math, Health and Career, and P.E.) and 50 per cent of the prescribed B.C. curriculum in English (English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies and Fine Arts).
  • Students develop strong communication skills in both English and Mandarin.
  • Students develop their knowledge of other cultures and the program helps prepare students for the global economy.
  • Click here to learn more.


  • Children entering Kindergarten September 2020 must apply through the programs of choice online application process available starting January 16, 2020 at 9 a.m. at Completed online application forms must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday January 22, 2020.
  • Applications for Kindergarten are done by random draw and will be limited to the number of spaces available. Late application forms will not be part of the draw.
  • Kindergarten children with siblings in a program of choice must apply online. Siblings of students already enrolled in the Mandarin Bilingual Program at Walton Elementary School will be given first priority. Please clearly identify sibling status on the online application form
  • Students entering Grade 1 wishing to enroll should contact the school directly.​

All parents are encouraged to attend the parent information meeting to learn about the program.


Parent Information Meeting
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Walton Elementary School
2960 Walton Avenue, Coquitlam

As this is an information meeting for parents/guardians,
kindly make arrangements to leave your children at home.


School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828