Choosing Mandarin Immersion


Step 1: Check back in Fall 2021 to sign-up for a virtual tour to learn more about our program and meet our wonderful community. Otherwise email us at

Step 2: Register your child through RCSD. Make sure to check the district timeline for deadlines. 

Step 3: If applying for K-5th grade, fill out a School of Choice application for the Mandarin Immersion program. TK students do not need to do this step.

For kinder and 1st grade, no prior Mandarin experience is required. To enter MI program in grade 2 and above there will be a verbal and written test.  To schedule a test prior to enrollment, please contact (650)482-2200.


Registration FAQ

Do you accept students from out of Redwood City School District?

Generally no.  However, certain exceptions applied for parents who work within the RCSD.  For more questions regarding eligibility, please contact Melanie Davenport at 650-482-2237 or

Do I need to fill out a school of choice application each year if my child is already in the program? 

No.  If your child is already a student in the MI program, whether you are an interdistrict transfer or RCSD family, you do not need to fill out a new School of Choice application each year. 

What documents do I need to submit to enter the School of Choice lottery?


The full list of documents required for registration is listed on the district website.  However, to enter the School of Choice lottery, you must provide proof of residence submitted along with your child's birth certificate or passport while the other documents, such as immunization record, can wait until after the registration deadline. 

Have more questions? Please visit the RCSD FAQ page.

Enroll for 2021-2022! Limited spots open in grades K-5!