HudsonWay Immersion School PreK to Grade 8 Model
We are excited to launch our expansion to becoming a PreK to Grade 8 school. Research indicates there are many advantages to a PreK to Grade 8 school model such as:
- Encouraging young adolescents to be leaders, tutors, and role models
- Encouraging parents to be active partners of the school community
- Building strong and lasting relationships between all stakeholders
- Teaching across grades provide continuity and stability
- Minimizing transitions for students
HudsonWay Immersion School believes that the quality education that students receive throughout their PreK to Grade 8 experience is only the beginning of their journey to impact the world. For this reason, our staff ensure that students are provided meaningful opportunities to hone their 21st century communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills while exploring rigorous academic content during each school day. Values such as excellence, respect, innovation, and teamwork are embedded within classroom and field experiences so that students leave HWIS equipped for the rigors of the high school program of their choice.
Middle School Overview
The HWIS middle school offers an integrated, student-centered, interactive, and engaging program that empowers students to develop agency in their learning. Building on the foundations developed in elementary school, HWIS middle school students engage in a rigorous academic program aimed to develop bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural global citizens.
HWIS’ academic program is a holistic program designed to promote students’ intellectual development as well as their emotional, social and physical development. Students deepen their learning through challenging standards-aligned courses designed to develop the academic knowledge and skills crucial of success for the rigors of high school.
Our project-based and inquiry approach to teaching and learning provide students with occasions to develop their skills in research, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, self-management, and creativity to construct meaning and demonstrate their disciplinary competencies.
Students are challenged to make connections across content areas and apply their learning to develop solutions to real-world problems. Service Learning is emphasized throughout the program as students have opportunities to apply their classroom learning to serve the communities in which they live.
Middle School Curriculum
HudsonWay Immersion School middle school students in Grades 6 -8 take the following courses:
- English Language Arts
- Mandarin or Spanish Language Arts
- Sciences: Earth Science, Physical Science, Life Science
- Arts: Visual Arts and Music
- Physical and Health education
The Middle School Program strives to educate the whole child, and instruction is delivered through both English and Chinese or Spanish. Students enrolled in the Mandarin program begin learning Spanish, and those enrolled in the Spanish program begin learning Mandarin in grade 4 with the goal of developing as trilingual students - in the three most widely spoken languages in the world.