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HWIS at a Glance

First Mandarin and Spanish independent immersion school in the NY | NJ area
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Number of HWIS faculty—trained in, and deeply committed to, our mission and values
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of our teachers who hold master’s degrees or higher
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Years of experience in operating a preschool through grade 5 program
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of students who began with no prior background in the target language
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of students who are fluent in a third language beside English and Mandarin or Spanish
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of students enrolled in our program for 4+ years testing as gifted
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students who are exposed to a third language at home
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of HWIS students admitted into top-tier, highly selective independent schools

HWIS. . .

  • Is committed to developing highly experienced immersion educational leaders in the best practices in immersion.
  • Is a member of the Asia Society’s Chinese Early Language Immersion Network (CELIN). Membership in this organization, which is by invitation only, is exclusive to leading Mandarin immersion programs.
  • Achieves unprecedented Mandarin and Spanish proficiency levels. When compared to other immersion schools, our students surpass immersion benchmarks on the ACTFL proficiency scale.
  • Leads in developing unique immersion camp programs abroad where children as young as age 5 travel abroad with their families to join local children in an immersion environment.
  • Has an engaged, committed, and vibrant parent community.
  • Achieves superior academic testing results of our grades 2–5 students despite less instructional time in English compared to traditional schools.

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HWIS students consistently outperform students at gifted and talented public school programs and independent schools across all subject areas, at every grade level.