U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

Confucius Classrooms

Affiliated with the Confucius Institute at Bryant University

In 2008 Bryant University's Confucius Institute 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

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

Older 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!

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)

Contact Us

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