John Gill Elementary Mandarin Immersion Program

Did you know that Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world?  There are 1.1 billion speakers follow by 983 million English speakers.  At John Gill, we offer an unique Mandarin Immersion program from kinder - 5th grade.  We focus on proficiency in English and Mandarin, achievement of core academic competencies across both languages and a heightened geographical, cultural and civic understanding of the world through a global lens.  The goal is to have the next generation to be confident young adults who can move comfortably and adaptive between languages and cultures.

Official Redwood City Mandarin Immersion Program

For more information on the Mandarin Immersion Program, including contact information, scheduling a school tour, classroom curriculum, and stories please visit the official Redwood City John Gill Mandarin Immersion Program Website here:


Contact Current Parents about the program:
For specific inquiries from current parents regarding the MI program at John Gill School, contact:
JGMI  mailbox: 
 If you would like to receive information from the MI parent group:

There are a number of school tours for the MI program happening. Please click on the link below to see the latest schedule:

The Mandarin bilingual after school program at John Gill is run by PlayThrive and designed for children to explore, connect with one another, and develop a passion for lifelong learning. 

art class
Art Class
learning about weather
Learning About Weather
field trip
CuriOdyssey Field Trip
field trip
CuriOdyssey Field Trip