10203 E. McDowell Mtn. Ranch Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255   MAP
Phone: 480-484-1700 | Fax: 480-484-4601
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm | School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Kristin Kinghorn, Principal |
Erik Hedrick, Dean of Students

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Mandarin Chinese Program


Mandarin Dual Immersion Program  gives students the ability to learn a second language while being immersed into it for 50% of their school day.  We invite interested parents to come learn more about this wonderful program by attending one of our information sessions.  Please contact 480-484-1700 to reserve your spot and schedule a tour today.

Please click here for the Mandarin Application and return to the office.                                                                                                                            

Photo 1.jpgDesert Canyon Elementary offers Toddlers-5th grade students the opportunity to be exposed to the Mandarin language and Chinese culture. Students receive 30 minutes of Mandarin instruction once a week exposing them to the culture, language songs and dance, Chinese characters and how it ties into our Social Studies standards. 

Our guest teacher from China, Wu Mimi, has enjoyed exposing our students to this critical language and historically rich culture. 

As we roll out this new program we appreciate parent feedback as we continue to develop the program and shape it to what is most effective for students.





Chinese New Year activities!

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