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Tzu Chi Elementary School

The World of Tzu Chi     |    March 14, 2016 by Education Foundation

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Every achievement grows out of the seed of determination.

-Master Cheng Yen

Welcome to Tzu Chi Elementary School, a unique family of learners, with an international perspective.  We are proud of our school and the students that we serve.  The goal of our school is to provide a rigorous academic program in a child-centered caring environment.  

We are a non-profit, independent, private school. We are a part of an international community that embraces the ideals of an education that includes an English and Mandarin bilingual curriculum, a meaningful character education program, a child-centered learning environment with small class sizes, a school culture that embraces global views and environmentalism, unique enrichment programs, and nutritious and delicious vegetarian lunches.

Our school has a year-round open enrollment policy, so you may drop by 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday from October to May to visit our campus and join our family of learners.  Click here to see our 2017 Parent Tour schedule

Contact information: 


Tel: (626) 357-3286


About Tzu Chi Elementary School

School Hours: 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM   |   Early Care: 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM   |   After-School Care: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

429 E. Wildrose Avenue, Monrovia CA 91016


Tzu Chi Elementary School was established to offer education to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We provide an extraordinary bilingual learning environment integrating art, culture and academics to foster character building and independent thinking.


Our mission of education is to promote the positive traits of kindness, trustworthiness and integrity with emphasis on the values of gratefulness, respect and love through teacher-student interactions.

Dual Language

Our language instructional model is 65/35. Students spend 35% of their day in Mandarin. Students are taught traditional characters and learn pinyin. Language arts are taught in both English and Mandarin. Mathematics, Science and Social Studies are taught in English.