Tzu Chi Elementary School

Elementary School

“Love eliminates chaos in society.” – Jing Si Aphorism Tzu Chi Elementary School WALNUT, CA At Tzu Chi Elementary School, we understand that in a global society often lacking compassion and wisdom, incubating these qualities in the next generation is of great importance. We teach critical thinking skills and foster the building of character while providing […]

Tzu Chi Schools’ Fundraising Preparations Are a Feat of Love and Solidarity

On May 15th, 2021, American Sign Language (ASL) lessons began in preparation for Tzu Chi USA’s virtual fundraising event on June 19th. On May 26th and 27th, filming took place at a total of 10 sites to make the performance a truly extraordinary feat of love and teamwork.

Tzu Chi Education Begins Its Return to the Classroom in California and Texas

In March of 2020, when multiple states established shelter-in-place procedures to safeguard communities during the spread of COVID-19, many presumed the pandemic would only last a few months at most. Yet, more than a year has passed, and the pandemic is still ongoing. During this time of great uncertainty, people’s lives and routines have faced myriad transformations. This also included the youngest members of the community, as schools closed and quickly shifted to facilitate remote learning. In February, however, the CDC announced that students from pre-K to K-12 would be allowed to return to school for in-person learning, provided careful guidelines could be upheld.

A Community Finds Peace and Wisdom in Nature

During the pandemic, what was once a lively garden where children joyfully frolicked with friends had suddenly become a very quiet space. California had issued stay-at-home orders to uphold the wellness of communities, and guests couldn’t come to visit the garden. After some time and thoughtful discussions, however, the hopes of Tzu Chi USA’s education team had come to fruition through the reopening of a “Life Science Farm,” allowing the children to once again bask in the sunshine, birdsong, and fragrant flowers.

A Book Donation Inspires a Relay of Love From California to Mexico

Amid educational reforms, Tzu Chi Elementary School in Walnut, CA, is moving forth with new textbooks. But with more than 600 previous editions on hand and in excellent condition, Tzu Chi Elementary School decided to donate the books to a school Tzu Chi is helping rebuild in Mexico.

“Dream Big, Do Good” Tzu Chi USA’s Education Mission Virtual Fundraiser

With your generosity, we can ensure our students, parents, teachers, and support staff have the resources and opportunities they need to dream bigger and do more good in the world. To do so, we’re raising funds that will support e-Learning research & development for our character education curricula, a teacher’s development and training center, and a new environmental protection education center.

Donate today and tune into our program on June 19!

About Us

Students at our elementary school in Walnut build character and a social conscience.


2021 – 2022 Elementary AGE REQUIREMENT 5 years old by September 1, 2021 for Kindergarten 6 years old by September 1, 2021 for First Grade If you are interested in putting your child’s name on our Elementary School waiting lists, please follow the three steps below. STEP 1 Apply to enroll by providing the following information: […]


Education Programs Our elementary school program combines bilingual English and Chinese instruction, a comprehensive academic curriculum, enrichment, and character education. The dual language approach; mathematics, science and social studies classes; group enrichment activities; and character education program create a holistic learning experience that sets students on the right course for their future education and life. […]