Celebrating culture and heritage
The Joyous Chinese Cultural School was founded in 1996 through CCAI to fortify strong birth heritage connections and cultivate a healthy sense of self by providing positive and engaging cultural education for adopted Chinese children and their families. It is a distinctive place for the adoption community to spend time with families who are just as diverse as their own. Our mission at JCCS is three-fold:
- Creating a supportive and culturally conscious learning environment that is empowering for adoptees, families, and the community
- Nurturing a positive sense of self and pride in a cultural identity that is not immediately familiar but forever personal
- Encouraging adoptees and adoptive families to fully embrace and celebrate their multicultural identities
Our goal is to fortify strong birth heritage connections and cultivate a healthy sense of self by providing positive and engaging cultural education for adopted Chinese children and their families. With an approach that is specifically shaped for transnational adoptees and non-native speakers, our courses emphasize cultural exploration and connection. Whether you are simply looking for a fun cultural experience or needing to maintain fluency, Joyous Chinese Cultural School is a great place to start!
Joyous Chinese Cultural School operates all in-person classes and workshops out of our building in Centennial, CO, but also offers online classes, virtual workshops, remote field trip experiences, and summer camps as well!
Celebrate Your Roots
Joyous Chinese Cultural School – In-Person Classes
Chinese Cultural Field Trips
Cultural Summer Camps
Clubs & Workshops
3rd – 12th Grade Students
10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 2/3, 2/9
Saturdays, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Learn the amazing and heart-pumping art of Lion Dancing and meet other members of our community through an engaging lion dance club led by ShiFu Faris Sharif from the National Martial Arts Academy! Traditional lion dance is performed on big occasions, such as Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival, and is believed to bring good fortune.
Lion Dance Club students will get to perform at all major JCCS events!