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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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HWIS Welcomes In The Year of The Rat

Students showcased their creativity, hard work and unique talents in a beautifully choreographed production coordinated by our dedicated teachers and staff.
Landform Project Study Featured Photo

Landform Project Study

How a project incorporates science, social studies, literacy, art and communication all in one
The Spanish Winter Show – “Los Colores de mi Tierra” Featured Photo

The Spanish Winter Show – “Los Colores de mi Tierra”

This past Friday, December 13 we held our annual Spanish Winter Show called “Los Colores de mi Tierra”. Each grade researched a Spanish speaking country, and in its performance showcased a video and a dance that celebrated the culture of each country.

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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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.