Preschool at HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) is unique. Our Early Childhood program offers 90 to 100% language immersion during the day and a supportive environment for students as young as 2 years of age. Our commitment to full immersion ensures that our students acquire advanced language proficiency.
The leadership of HudsonWay Immersion School has extensive experience developing model immersion programs, and we cultivate a diverse student body that enriches our community. HWIS celebrates all cultures, and holidays are enjoyed with parental involvement and participation.
The HWIS Early Childhood program offers:
- a five-day preschool experience to maximize student social-emotional development and classroom cohesiveness
- native-speaking educators
- an enviable student-teacher ratio which allows for individualized attention
- consistent encouragement, support, and resources for students
Student-teacher ratio for 2-year olds
Student-teacher ratio for 3-year olds
Student-teacher ratio for 4-year olds
Our schedule provides options for either a half-day or full-day preschool for 2s and 3s. Pre-K is a full-day program.
Half Day: 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Full Day: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Morning & Afternoon Meetings
Centers (Math, Science, Dramatic Play, Art)
Specials (Music, Art, Physical Education)
Nap and Quiet Time
With the support of the award-winning Creative Curriculum® which provides context for learning content and language, HWIS uses theme-based learning in its Early Childhood program. Through hands-on discovery in language arts, math, science and social studies, children have the freedom to explore based on their own interests.
Our children also develop their fine motor and gross motor skills as they participate in projects using clay, playdough, blocks, painting, and other art activities. HWIS incorporates musical group activities such as singing, dancing and playing rhythm instruments to enhance the fun of school as well as the understanding of other cultures.
At HWIS, social-emotional learning is a core focus of the Early Childhood experience. We believe that helping young children experience and manage emotions, relate to one another, and make good choices are important foundational skills for life. The role of positive reinforcement cannot be overstated. It encourages children to take risks, and when they take positive risks, school becomes fun. Children learn they can succeed in school and in the wider world.
Being immersed at an early age develops children into confident learners.
They become open to communicating in another language and interacting with people of different cultures.