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Fast Facts

2005

Year HWIS opened its doors as NY/NJ’s first Mandarin and Spanish independent immersion school

2

Number of Campuses – NYC and Stirling, NJ

23,000

Square footage of our new NYC campus in Midtown West, Manhattan

20,000

Square footage of our Stirling, NJ campus

40+

Faculty and staff

64

Percentage of our teachers who at least one master’s degree

6:1

Average student to teacher ratio

200+

Combined number of day school students enrolled in our NYC and Stirling, NJ campuses

2021

Year we graduate our first class of Grade 8 students

90

Percentage of our students scoring above the national average in English language arts

97

Percentage of students enrolled in our program for 4+ years testing as gifted

80

Percentage of students who do not speak their target language (Mandarin or Spanish) at home

30

Percentage of students who are exposed to a third language at home

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.