Yucai offers six levels (K-5) of Chinese classes for the after-school program. The textbooks, MeiZhou Chinese, are adopted for this program, which includes the textbook, students’ workbook, vocabulary flash cards and audio CD. 

Date ( Download One-page Calendar )

Yucai follows the calendar of Wayzata School Districts. It starts from September 6, 2022, and ends on June 8, 2023. The Chinese class is offered at about 2:30-4:10 PM on Monday to Thursday. For students who attend the in-person classes, an after-class program is also available on Monday to Thursday. 
Payment Information and Refund Policy
Tuition and Due Date: The tuition for the Chinese class is (4days/week, 2:30 PM-4:10 PM) $2300. Pay in full by  August 1st  to waive the registration fee $50 for each student and get a 5% tuition discount. Full or the first half of the tuition, if chosen to pay twice a year, is due by the first school day ( September 6th , 2022 ). The second half of the tuition, if chosen to pay twice a year, is due by  December 6th, 2022
Child Care:  For students attending the in-person classes, the after-class program is available (Monday-Thursday) from 4:10 PM to 5:20 PM for an additional fee of $1600. Yucai offers a free one-hour  music class  (folk musical instrument performance, see details below) every Wednesday. Students can use the rest of after-class time to work on their school homework, reading, etc. 
Sibling Discount:   We offer discounts for families with more than one child enrolled in our full-time after-school program (i.e., at least 4 days a week for Chinese classes). A 5% discount will be applied to the seond and other children' contracts (one child's enrollment is counted as one contract) in a family on the account except for the highest on the invoice.  
Refund Policy: Full or prorated refunds are offered if you are moving out of the district, a health reason precludes your child from attending the program, or the class is canceled. A $100 cancellation fee applies for each child who withdraws from the program. No cancelation fee will be charged if the class is canceled by Yucai. No refund can be offered after January 1, 2023.
Late Pick-up Fee: Children not picked up within 10 minutes of their contract time (by 4:10 PM or 5:20 PM) may be subject to a late pick-up fee of $1 per minute for each child. It is essential that children are picked up no later than 5:30 PM each day. A maximum of five late pick-ups per semester, per family, will be allowed. The contract may be terminated if there are more than five late pick-ups. 
Absence: For the safety of your children, notify Yucai's site staff and teacher if they will be absent. This includes preplanned and unplanned absences. No credits will be given for absences or school closing days due to weather or other emergencies. 

School Bus Information and Student Pickup

Students from Kimberly Lane, Plymouth Creek, Meadow Ridge, and Northwoods are bused from the schools to the after-school program location, PCC (i.e., Plymouth Covenant Church) by the school bus. Parents have to arrange the transportation for students from other schools if your children plan to attend the aftershool program. All students must be picked up within 10 minutes of the program ending time.

Onsite Program Location

Plymouth Covenant Church
4300 Vicksburg Lane N.
Plymouth, MN 55446

Folk Musical Instrument Performance

Who are the instructors?
Mr. Zhengang Xie and Mrs. Mei Hu are our lead music teachers. Mr. Xie is a famous Jinghu virtuoso. He is a disciple of the well-known Jinghu master Tang Zaixin. Mrs. Hu is a famous Yueqin virtuoso. They have participated in many performances across the world. They also have over 20 years of experience teaching young students folk musical instruments. In 2020, they moved to Minnesota and introduced the traditional Chinese instruments to the community and Yucai's students.

Who can attend this class?
All students who attend the after-class care can take this class.

What musical instrument could students learn?
Students can learn Er Hu, Jing Hu, Yue Qin, Zhong Ruan, Gu Zheng, and Yang Qin.

Why choose to learn Chinese folk musical instruments?
Playing a musical instrument improves memory, relieves stress, builds confidence, and makes your life fun. We are lucky to have two well-known teachers who can teach a variety of folk musical instruments, which will help you learn not only a unique musical instrument but also the Chinese culture and music theory. We will provide many performance opportunities throughout your musical journey.       

What are the goals of this class? 
At the beginning, students will learn erhu, yueqin, etc. as a group. As students become more skilled, they will perform together as a band. Ultimately, we want students to enjoy music, learn how to compromise, respect, and constructively communicate with their bandmates. Students will build unique bonding experiences during rehearsals and performances. They will work together toward common goals and develop good practice habits by following through with rehearsal commitments and practice routines.  

Er Hu


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Jing Hu


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Yue Qin


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Zhong Ruan


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Gu Zheng


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Yang Qin


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