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.
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:
• Kent Place
• Newark Academy
• Oak Knoll
• Montclair-Kimberly Academy
• United Nations International School
• Horace Mann
• 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.