Alumnae/i


HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) graduates often come back and share their stories about what they did after HWIS. It's always interesting to hear how HWIS prepared them for middle and high school as well as how they are maintaining their language skills.

Profiles of two recent graduates include:

Matt Fallon who graduated from HWIS Mandarin track in 2014. He was accepted at The Pingry School for high school. After leaving HWIS, Matt continued his Mandarin studies through weekly Skype sessions with a tutor in China, joined on a two-week-long trip to China during spring break which included living with a Chinese family in a homestay, and worked towards achieving a 5 on the Advanced Placement test in grade 8. He continues his study of Mandarin and Spanish at Pingry.

Cameron Wright who graduated from HWIS Spanish track in 2016. He was accepted at Newark Academy where his Spanish placed him at the 11th-grade level. Since his parents preferred that he not be with students 6 years his senior, he opted to begin study of this third language, French. He is able to maintain his Spanish by speaking with an au pair from Mexico at home as well as reading Spanish novels during the summer. When his family is able to travel to Spanish-speaking countries during the summer, he jumps right in and communicates with the locals.


Ex-missions


Graduates of HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) continue on to the best independent schools in New Jersey and New York. The administration at HWIS is committed to assisting our families with the ex-missions process, and our students have continued their education in an impressive list of schools, including:

New Jersey

• Pingry
• Kent Place
• Newark Academy
• Oak Knoll
• Morristown-Beard
• Montclair-Kimberly Academy

New York

• United Nations International School
• Trinity
• Horace Mann
• Riverdale
• Brearley
• Chapin
• Speyer Legacy
• Friends Seminary
• Nightingale Bamford


If you were a student at HudsonWay Immersion School, we would love to share information about you with our community and connect you to other HWIS alumni. Please provide your information in our Google form. We look forward to featuring your story on our website and social media.

HWIS Alumnae/i Stories

July 1, 2020
Kaitlyn Chee | HudsonWay Immersion School

Kaitlyn Chee | HudsonWay Immersion School Alumna

Since leaving HWIS, Kaitlyn Chee developed a passion for dance. She has also been very interested in entrepreneurship and recently took part in a sustainability Makeathon.
July 1, 2020
Ethan Hicks | HudsonWay Immersion School Alumnus

Ethan Hicks | HudsonWay Immersion School Alumnus

Please tell us a little bit about what your interests and hobbies have been since leaving HWIS? After leaving HWIS I picked up a big passion […]
July 1, 2020
Warren Hicks | HudsonWay Immersion School Alumnus

Warren Hicks | HudsonWay Immersion School Alumnus

Please tell us a little bit about what your interests and hobbies have been since leaving HWIS? I still enjoy learning languages. I attended a Chinese […]
August 1, 2019
Summer at National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin camp | HudsonWay Immersion School

Summer at National Taiwan Normal University Mandarin Camp


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