Check out our newest online class offerings here:  Karis Kids Online

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close our Irvine in-person academy location.  Check out Karis Kids Online for online classes and summer camps!  Please join our interest list for updates on future class offerings!

Languages, Arts, Movement and Technology, all in one state-of-the-art Learning Center in Irvine!  Programs for ages 3+, HomeSchool Students, and After School Enrichment in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Computer Coding, Art, Dance, and More!

  • Year-Round After School Enrichment (ASE) Starts July 16 for Early Bird Kinders thru 5th Grade

  • We accept homeschool / charter school funds!

  • Computer Programming with CodeSpeak Labs!

Karis Academy is a one-stop learning center in Irvine, Orange County, offering your child the opportunity to acquire diverse skills in the subjects that are lacking from their typical school day:  learning a second language, exploring visual and performing arts, and building essentials in computer coding and technology!   Language classes concentrate on conversational speaking and listening skills as well as reading and writing.  Art, Dance and Movement classes give children the opportunity to shine while emphasizing discipline and fitness.  Computer coding with CodeSpeak Labs combines programming skills with hands-on robotics, game design, and cutting edge technology.  Karis Academy is founded by teachers and parents who care about each individual child and nurtures them to succeed!

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world!  We offer small group classes for children ranging from Beginner to Advanced levels, and individualized tutoring for children and adults.  Children can start as early as 18 months in Parent & Me classes!

Karis Kids Camp

Summer is the best time for children to focus their efforts on learning a language or improving their writing skills.  We offer Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp as well as Common Core Writing Camp and Computer Coding Camp.  Choose from half-day or full-day schedules, or a combination of Chinese and Common Core both!

After School Enrichment

Our after school program incorporates your choice of enrichment class (Chinese, Korean, English, Writing, Math, or Abacus) with homework help, arts and crafts, origami, chess, and other fun activities!  Programs are for students aged Kindergarten – 6th grade.


Our Korean language classes are a great way to learn basic conversation skills, reading and writing with the Hangul alphabet, and gain exposure to Korean culture in a small-class setting for non-native Korean speakers.


Karis Academy is an approved vendor with many local charter schools including Inspire, iLead, Valiant, Excel Charter Academy, and National University Academy.  We can schedule small group classes to meet your needs – contact us to let us know what you’re looking for!

Individualized Tutoring

We offer private and semi-private tutoring in English, Chinese, Korean, Writing, and Math.  Contact us for details and scheduling!

CodeSpeak Labs

Computer Programming

Offered through our partnership with CodeSpeak Labs, students are placed on a personalized track tailored to their age and skill level.  CSL’s curriculum includes Google’s Blockly, MIT’s Scratch, Robotics, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Arduino and Python, as well as skill-building in entrepreneurship, communication, and design.


After School Transportation

We have partnered with HopSkipDrive to offer a transportation option for students interested in our After School Enrichment (ASE) programs!  HSD is a ride service for kids designed to provide a safe, child-centered transportation solution for parents of busy families.

Why Karis?

Karis Academy was founded by parents and teachers who share your goals for preparing your child to become a global citizen.

We recognize the value of learning language at a young age, including benefits to brain development, critical thinking, and even standardized test scores!  (Click here to read about some of the research in these areas.)  Moreover, we have recruited skilled teachers to help your child establish and build on core academic concepts in math and writing, to ensure their success at and above grade level standards.

Child-Centered Learning

At Karis Academy, we believe that all kids love to learn! We create a fun and exciting learning environment that motivates children to learn by building on their natural interests.

We know that every child is unique! We keep our class sizes small so that teachers can provide individual attention to each student and consistent feedback to parents.

Experienced Teachers

Our experienced teachers know that children don’t learn by rote memorization and worksheets. We incorporate creative activities, interactive games, lively music, and structured movement into our lessons.

Karis teachers have been trained in the developmental needs of children and know how to tailor instruction to engage different learning styles.