華裔移民在異鄉努力安身立命,仍望下一代能延續保存傳統中華文化,因此各地成立中文學校。而美東中文學校協會於一九七四年二月由賓州費城周培基教授發起,經六所中文學校響應,共同創立。協會為非營利、非政治性機構,旨在提供會員交換中文教學及教學行政經驗機會、協助解決會員學校在中文教學上所遇困擾、提昇主流社會對中文教育的重視,同時倡導各項活動促進聯誼以提昇學生學習興趣及教學成效。
協會會章在一九七七年舉辦的第四屆年會中,由參與會議的十七個會員學校通過採用。按會員所在地區,分成六區:
第一區:新英格蘭地區 第二區:紐約州北部,康州 第三區:新澤西州 第四區:賓州東部、賓州西部、德拉瓦拉州 第五區:馬利蘭州、華府地區、維吉尼亞州 第六區:紐約市及長島
協會最高行政機構為會員大會,制訂工作方針並推選理事會理事,以推行會務。理事會設理事九名詳見理事會。協會在每年五月舉辦的年會中,除專題演講及中文教學議題,中華文化相關才藝表演以及資深老師,優良老師選拔外,亦舉辦各項活動;如青少年中華文化常識問答比賽,國語演講比賽,壁報比賽,優良學生甄選,學藝競賽等項目。請參照年會資訊

ACS founded by Prof. Peter P.C. Chou and six schools in Philadelphia at 1974. The goals are to provide a forum for Chinese language and culture schools to share their common interests, to exchange views and ideas, to assist school activities, to improve the quality of teaching, to promote teaching Chinese into main stream of American education system. ACS is a non-profit, non-political independent organization.
Grown from six original member schools to about 100, and about 25 thousand students, our member schools are all over north east of America now. According to the geography location, ACS divides into 6 districts, which are:
1st district - New England area.
2nd district - Upstate New York area.
3rd district - New Jersey area.
4th district - South Jersey, PA, DE areas.
5th district - Maryland, Virginia, DC and North Carolina area.
6th district - New York City and Long Island area.
There are 9 directors on the board, please see board for functions and details。 ACS holds an annual conference on Memorial weekend each year. It is the biggest event for our members, The conference program usually includes: Keynote speech, Teaching seminar, Students activities, Poster making competition, Speech competition, Chinese knowledge competition, Academics exhibition, Panel discussions and Evening performance. Also, ACS gives out many different awards to the teachers or students to encourage and reward for their effect and hard work in teaching or learning. Please check the web site www.acsusa.org for more info. We hoping this will give asset for anyone whom may interest in ACS.