Learning subjects in two languages in an immersion program gives your children an academic boost, along with bilingual skills.
Language immersion is an educational model for students to learn in a second language, as well as in English. Students who experience this type of education not only develop advanced bilingual and biliteracy skills, they develop other skills important for the 21st century such as critical thinking, creativity and social-emotional skills at a level that surpasses monolingual students.
One of the leading language immersion schools in the country, HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS), located right here in New Jersey, offers preschool, elementary and middle school through grade 8. Students learn the core curriculum (math, science, social studies, and language arts) in a full immersion environment where the majority of the time is spent in the second language (either Spanish or Mandarin) and English.
Why consider language immersion at HWIS?
Students consistently outperform peers at gifted and talented public school programs and independent schools across all subjects in every grade level in standardized tests
After four years in the program, 97% test as gifted or above average
Biliterate students outscore their peers on standardized tests nationwide
Students are able to speak fluently, read and write in two languages
HWIS is true to the principles of the best immersion programs in the country, led by educational experts who have spent their entire careers focused on immersion education for preschool and elementary school children. After school enrichment classes and summer camp round out the experience.