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Life at HWIS

School Schedule


HudsonWay Immersion School follows a school calendar similar to that of other private schools in NJ and NY.


The NJ HWIS 2019–20 School Calendar can be found here.


Our NJ school begins each day at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30pm except on Mondays which ends at 3:00pm. 



The NY HWIS 2019–20 School Calendar can be found here.


Our NY school begins each day at 8:30am and ends at 3:30pm, except on Wednesday which ends at 3:00pm.



Extended care is offered from 7:30-8:30am and 3:30-5:30pm (NY) and 7:30-8:20am and 3:30-6:30pm (NJ) at an additional cost. Please visit campus specific site for more details.





HWIS partners with providers for both our Stirling, NJ and Midtown West, NYC campuses to provide an optional subscription-based lunch service.


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In New Jersey we partner with Simply Gourmet which provides food containing no artificial ingredients, additives, or growth hormones, zero trans fats, and limited GMOs.


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In New York we partner with Little Green Gourmets which provides food made from scratch using fresh, local, sustainable and organic ingredients reflecting seasonal availability, and drawing inspiration from cuisines around the world.



Dress Code


Research shows that dress codes support an environment conducive to learning and promotes cohesive student behavior. At HWIS we believe in a code that offers room for personal expression. 


HWIS’ dress code requires that students wear school colors and approved styles of clothing on non-PE days. Girls have the choice of white or yellow polo shirts with khaki pants, skirts, or shorts, and boys can choose from forest green or white polo shirts, and khaki pants or shorts. We have partnered with French Toast to provide a page where you can purchase clothing with these approved colors and styles. Logos for HudsonWay Immersion School, which are also provided by French Toast, are not required. We have also added several choices from Lands’ End for the cooler weather. Click here and input our school code, 900144858, to order one of three styles in fleece jackets for either girls' or boys’.


Preschool students can come dressed in comfortable and washable clothes (nothing that cannot get dirty) but may not wear superhero costumes, ballet attire or tutus, unless the teacher or administration invites them to dress in a certain style for a holiday or school spirit day. Extra diapers, clothing, and/or underwear are required to be stocked in the bin/cubby at all times. It is also suggested that a sweater or sweatshirt be kept in the school in the event of unexpected weather changes.



Bus Service


We are working to provide private bus services to both our NJ and NY campuses. Please visit campus specific sites for more details.