Our Mission

CCALI (Chinese Cultural Association of Long Island) aims to educate future generations about the Chinese language and culture while fostering Chinese cultural exchange in our society. Since its establishment in 1979, CCALI has been committed to providing an engaging, educational, and culturally enriching learning environment for students and parents. Our student body includes not only Long Island residents but also individuals from Manhattan and Queens. With over 200 students and more than 30 teachers, CCALI offers a diverse range of classes.

Beyond Academic Performance

As a member of the Association of Chinese Schools (ACS), we encourage our students to participate in our friendly school competitions throughout the year. This is a great way to build their self-confidence and put everything they have learned to work. As they gain experience being on stage, we continue to challenge them to participate in the regional ACS competitions.

ACS offers a variety of options for everyone. Some of the typical competitions CCALI has participated in previously would be Chinese culture, speech, multi-media, poster design, and Chinese Yo-Yo.

Our School

Beyond promoting Chinese culture, CCALI actively contributes to the well-being of the local Chinese community on Long Island. In 2014, CCALI received a Citation from Nassau County in recognition of its economic, social, and cultural impact on the community. Classes take place on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 5:00, with cultural classes held from 4:00 to 5:00. Even without the cultural component, students continue their language studies until 5:00.

See It For Yourself

During CCALI’s Open House/Preview Day, everyone (enrolled or prospective families) will be invited to CCALI. Our language classes will display samples of their writing, while a few of the cultural classes will present a mini-showcase for everyone’s enjoyment.

All new prospective students and families will get a sneak preview of our current language classes and cultural classes during our Open House.