The Ottawa Chinese Language School (OCLS) is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian community organization established in 1972 to promote the Chinese language and culture in Ottawa. It offers Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) Junior Kindergarten to Grade Eight.
We publish our own textbooks as part of a curriculum developed in conjunction with our teachers. The textbooks are customized to reflect life in Ottawa.
The school also has a library which serves as a great resource for Chinese language children’s books and videos.
The program is in partnership with the Ottawa-Carleton Board of Education and is listed under Continuing Education International Language program.
The school consists of two sites: Cambridge Public School (JK & SK) and Adult High School (G1 – G8). Both sites are located in close proximity to Chinatown.