U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

Confucius Classrooms

Affiliated with the Confucius Institute at Bryant University

In 2008 Bryant University's Confucius Institute, established in 2006 in partnership with Hanban, expanded into K-12 schools with its Confucius Classrooms initiative in Rhode Island and the surrounding areas. HanBan's goal is to make Chinese language instruction and cultural studies available to people across the globe. With the partnership of the Confucius Institute and Confucius Classrooms in various K-12 schools in Rhode Island and the surrounding areas, more and more students and teachers have the opportunity to learn more about Chinese language and culture through various programs offered by schools and educational institutions.

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Recent News

04/11/14 - Bryant Confucius Classroom Connection (April 2014 Issue)

03/7/14 - Bryant Confucius Classroom Connection (March 2014 Issue)

02/26/14- Westerly High School welcomes Chinese teachers for host family experience!

Upcoming Events

2014 Bryant University Summer C.A.M.P. and STARTALK Teacher Program. APPLY NOW!

Confucius Classrooms

Confucius Classroom at
Coyle & Cassidy High School

Director: Mr. Robert Gay

Confucius Classroom at
Lincoln High School

Director: Mr. Kevin McNamara

Confucius Classroom at
Medway Middle School

Director: Dr. Armand Pires
Program Coordinator: Ms. Cari Perchase

Confucius Classroom at
North Attleboro High School

Director: Mr. Scott Holcomb
Program Coordinator: Mr. Joseph Scozzaro

Confucius Classroom at
Saylesville Elementary School
in partnership with

Northern Lincoln Elementary School
Director: Ms. Michelle Sharpe

Confucius Classroom at Southern Rhode Island Collaborative
at Westerly Public Schools

Director: Dr. Roy Seitsinger
Program Coordinator: Ms. Joan Serra

Confucius Classroom at
Smithfield High School

Director: Mr. Daniel Kelley
Program Coordinator: Ms. Kristine Sarro

Confucius Classroom at
William Winsor Elementary School

Director: Ms. Laurie Ratigan
Program Coordinator: Ms. Holly-Anne Keenan

Past Events

October 2013
2013 Mid-autumn Festival Celebration on Silk Culture
Unveiling of three new affiliated Confucius Classrooms!

September 2013
2013 Chinese Culture Night at WaterFire Providence

July 2013
STARTALK Student Program

February 2013
Bryant University Chinese New Year Celebration

October 2012
3rd Annual Confucius Classroom Conference

May 2012
Chinese painting demonstration at Coyle and Cassidy High School
Dinner Q&A Session on Thursday, May 24th ( RSVP by May 17th )
YCT Test
on Saturday, May 26th at Bryant University

April 2012
China Week at Bryant: April 2-5, 2012

March 2012
Calligraphy and Chinese painting demonstration at Westerly
Museum Night at Old County Road Elementary School

February 2012
Feb 2, 2012-
Martial Arts Demonstration at William Winsor Elementary School
Feb 4, 2012-
Rhode Island Chinese New Year Celebration at Bryant University

January 30, 2012
2012 Chinese New Year Celebration at NAHS

Program book- CNY Celebration at North Attleboro High School

December 2011
2011 K-12 Administrator China Trip

November 12, 2011
2nd Annual Confucius Classroom Conference

September 2011
Westerly, RI:
SORICO Confucius Classroom Opening at Westerly Public Schools

July 2011
2011 STARTALK Programs
Saturday, July 16, 2011 -
Confucius Classrooms at Chinese Culture Night at WaterFire Providence

April 2011
San Francisco, CA:
National Chinese Language Conference
U.S. Confucius Classroom Conference

February 2011
Bryant University:
Confucius Classrooms perform at the 2011 RI Chinese New Year Celebration

William Winsor Elementary School:
Chinese New Year celebration of cultures and learning

North Attleboro High School:
A Chinese New Year Celebration

November 2010
Bryant University:
1st Confucius Classrooms Directors' Conference

October 2010
Lincoln Public Schools:
Confucius Classroom Dedications

November 2009
North Attleboro High School:
Confucius Classroom Dedication

October 2009
Smithfield Public Schools:
Confucius Classroom Dedications

Older News

11/20/13 -  Bryant Confucius Classroom Connection (November 2013 Issue)

11/18/13 - Official Signing of Confucius Classroom with Medway Middle School


Mr. Justin Paulsen, Assistant Director for Business Services, Dr. Armand Pires, Director of Curriculum from Medway Middle School,l and Dr. Hong Yang, Vice President of International Affairs

11/15 - Confucius Classroom Dedication at Coyle & Cassidy High School


Mr. Robert Gay, Principal of Coyle and Cassidy High School, Ms. Kun Xie, Assistant Director of the Confucius Institute, Ms. Christina Ho, Program Assistant for the Confucius Institute, and Mr. E. Christopher Myron, President and Principal of Bishop Connolly High School

11/13 - Official Signing of Confucius Classroom with Coyle and Cassidy High School


Mr. Robert Gay, Principal of Coyle and Cassidy High School and Dr. Hong Yang, Vice President of International Affairs

10/13 - Welcoming Three Newly Affilated Confucius Classrooms

05/13 - Bryant Confucius Classroom Connection (May 2013 Issue)
03/13 - Bryant Confucius Classroom Connection (March 2013 Issue)
05/12 - Bryant Confucius Classroom Connection (May 2012 Issue)
04/12 - Bryant Confucius Classroom Connection (April 2012 Issue)
03/12 - Bryant Confucius Classroom Connection (March 2012 Issue)
02/12 - Looking at Both Sides Now: SHS Principal
12/11 - 2011 K-12 Administrator China Trip Blogs
10/11 - Westerly Dedicates New Confucius Classroom
09/11 - Fine China: Chinese Culture Program Comes
09/11 - Confucius Classroom Event
03/11 - Lincoln Schools Partner with Bryant University
01/11 - Bryant Celebrates Year of the Rabbit
12/10 - The 5th Confucius Institute Conference
11/10 - Inner Mongolian Grassland Culture and Customs
09/10 - Head of the Class; Eastern Exposure
04/10 - Chinese Journals Visit Confucius Classroom
03/10 - North Attleboro High Principal
11/09 - NAHS Dedicates Confucius Classroom
10/09 - Smithfield Public Schools
10/09 - Confucius Classrooms Teach Kids About China
10/09 - Smithfield High School's Confucius Classroom
02/09 - At Smithfield's William Winsor School
02/09 - North Attleboro Students Eager

Contact Us

For more information about Confucius Classrooms at Bryant University, please contact:
Christina Ho at cho1@bryant.edu or (401) 232-6887