Milwaukee Academy of Chinese (MACL) is a K4 through eighth grade traditional school that offers various programs to support students’ social and academic success. MACL is the first MPS program to offer instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Students in grades K4 through eight have the option to receive weekly Mandarin language instruction. This coursework also increases students’ global understanding of various Asian cultures and their influence on the global community.
MACL houses the International Newcomer Center (INC), a program that serves recently arrived middle school refugee students. In this program, students learn academic content while simultaneously acquiring the English language.
As part of the Milwaukee Public Schools, our mission is to educate all students for success in higher education, careers, and responsible citizenship so that MPS is the first choice for families. Our vision is to educate every child to prepare them for personal and professional success. MACL students will become socially responsible lifelong learners. At MACL, we believe that a child’s education is a shared responsibility between the school, family, and community. We will promote an environment of mutual respect, accountability, and academic inquiry.
- Transportation region: Citywide
- Special Programs: Special Education, Mandarin Chinese, International Newcomer Center, English as a Second Language (ESL), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
- Student Day: 8:55 a.m. – 3:55 p.m.
- Community Partner: Neighborhood House CLC