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learning academics scholarship schoolwork curriculum teachers research education The Wellesley Chinese Language School N A Z S I O S H A N S I writer schools are typically established with the primary goal of educating their student body. However, the Wellesley Chinese Language School (WCLS) had an even loftier goal at its outset. Its founders also wanted to help increase multicultural awareness in Wellesley and surrounding towns. And by all means of measurement, they have proven successful. Housed in the Wellesley Village Church at 2 Central Street, the WCLS was established in 2009 and started matriculating students in 2010. The school started with a student body of 70 to 80 students and is now about twice that at 150 students. "Before we started the school, we conducted a market survey on the goals and success of the 13 to 15 other Chinese language schools in the Boston area," says Jianmei Kochling, one of the three original founders and current principal of the school. Students from MLP5 class perform- ing the Tang Monk, Monkey King, Pigsy, and Sandy Monk's journey in America C O U R T E S Y O F W E L L E S L E Y C H I N E S E L A N G U A G E S C H O O L 160 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7

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