Sharon Huang
HudsonWay Immersion School

New York, NY: HudsonWay Immersion School, the oldest private Mandarin immersion school in NYC serving students ages 2-12, announced plans to consolidate and relocate its current facilities at West 64th and 68th street at Riverside Boulevard to a single new, larger space at 525 W. 52nd St. in time for the 2019-2020 school year.

Sharon Huang, HudsonWay Immersion School Founder and CEO describes this as “a very exciting milestone we have been planning for a long time. The move will enable us to double our Mandarin preschool capacity, add a Spanish track starting in preschool and kindergarten, an elementary Mandarin immersion track for children in kindergarten or 1st grade without previous exposure, and extend our Mandarin immersion program through grade 6.” Eventually the school plans on adding grades through middle school.

The new space, totaling over 20,000 square feet, is in a luxury residential building and will be custom built for the school’s use to include classrooms, office space, a gym, art, music, media and robotics classrooms.

This location is very close to the Dewitt-Clinton Park which features outdoor playing fields and playgrounds, a community garden, and an arts theatre. It’s also part of a building that has community space for parent events complete with a rooftop view of the Hudson River.

“We have been capacity constrained in our current location for some time, so this provides room to grow. Having everyone under one roof will strengthen our school community and simplify logistics for both parents and administration,” says Huang. “With the relocation last summer of the school’s New Jersey campus to a former Catholic pre-K to 8th grade school in Stirling, NJ,” Huang added, “we are now close to realizing our vision of having both our campuses in excellent facilities for the future.”

About HudsonWay Immersion School: Founded in 2005, HudsonWay Immersion School is an independent day school providing Mandarin and Spanish immersion to over 200 students in preschool through Grade 6 across two campuses – NYC and Stirling, NJ. HWIS also offers after school language enrichment, language immersion summer camp and summer experiences abroad. HWIS has been featured on CNN, ABC News, NY Times, and China Daily among other leading news organizations. For more information about the school and the admissions process, please visit