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School Overview

HongDe Elementary School is a not-for-profit Kindergarten-Grade 7 independent school. We offer a Chinese (Mandarin) program and an English program in the trendy Yaletown neighbourhood in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Why Teach at HongDe Elementary School?

HongDe Elementary School was established to provide high-quality education that blends traditional Chinese culture and Western values while promoting the virtues and character strengths necessary to be successful in today’s society.

The Name HONGDE can be translated as “Promoting virtue through learning traditional culture.”

Community & School Culture

In our close-knit school community, teachers often develop close relationships with our warm, animated and lively students.

We believe that the earlier a child is introduced to a language, the greater the chances they will become proficient in the language.

Our Program

HongDe’s elementary program focuses on:

  • Providing a Chinese bilingual education in a safe and supportive learning environment that recognizes the individual needs of each student;
  • Encouraging students to reach their full academic, social, physical and spiritual potential;
  • Assisting students in acquiring Mandarin and learning inherent aspects of Chinese culture;
  • Providing opportunities and incentives for students to become bilingual and bicultural;
  • Enabling students to learn and think about the world around them from two perspectives.

Salary and Benefits

Teachers’ salaries range from $50,000 – $80,000. In addition to health benefits, teachers also receive a professional development allowance.

Application Requirements

Teachers must be BC-certified and experienced in teaching in the primary/elementary grade levels.