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About Us

Founded in 2005, HWIS is the first Mandarin and Spanish immersion school in the New York metropolitan area. From the beginning, we have remained committed to best practices in immersion. Our dream for our students is to help them develop the skills and confidence to become self-directed learners capable of navigating the world.

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Thanksgiving at HudsonWay Immersion School

We celebrated Thanksgiving all week, with stories, games, arts and crafts. Our students developed social-emotional skills such as gratitude and fostering healthy relationships through activities and thankful letters.
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New Mommy & Me Classes

Join our unique Mommy & Me program, in Mandarin and Spanish! Have fun with your child while learning a second language and setting his path on becoming bilingual from an early age.
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Summer Camps for elementary and middle school students

One of the best ways a child can become a global citizen is by being immersed in a different culture. Read more about Summer Camp opportunities in various Spanish and Mandarin speaking countries for elementary and middle school students.

Our School At A Glance

  • 15
    Years since HWIS opened its doors as NY/NJ’s first Mandarin and Spanish independent immersion school
  • 200+
    Combined number of day school students enrolled in our NYC and Stirling, NJ campuses
  • 40+
    Faculty and staff
  • 97
    Percentage of students enrolled in our program for 4+ years testing as gifted
  • 6:1
    Average student-to-teacher ratio
  • 80
    Percentage of students who do not speak the target language (Mandarin or Spanish) at home

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Why HWIS

Our world is changing.  Technology is making our world smaller and communication faster.  Interaction with people from diverse cultures is more important than ever.  Critical thinking, flexibility and emotional intelligence are more important than facts and knowledge.  
 
Our mission is to help build the knowledge, skills & character of our students, so they can become meaningful global contributors and citizens of the world.