Tuition & Financial Aid

HWIS aims to provide need-based support for families committed to immersion education, understanding that it takes several years to develop biliteracy, and that the cognitive benefits increase with the number of years spent in immersion. 

Tuition includes:

  • books and supplies
  • field trips
  • technology devices (1:1 Chromebook for Grades 2 and up, iPad used for kindergarten and Grade 1)

Tuition fees do not include optional catered lunch delivery, extended care, after-school enrichment, summer camp, parent association dues, and international travel.

Financial Aid

Families whose current financial circumstances may not fully support the tuition required to enroll in HWIS are encouraged to submit an application for assistance under the school’s Financial Aid program. The application must be submitted at the time of enrollment or re-enrollment. Our school seeks families who are committed to our vision, and who can make a significant contribution out of their own resources to make this education a priority for their children. Decisions to award aid are based solely on financial need.

New Applicants for 2024-2025 year - due Jan 11, 2024

Returning Applicants for 2024-2025 year  - due Jan 12, 2024

Families interested in applying for financial aid after the deadline please contact Tracie ( for NJ) or Nicole ( for NY).


Your child or children must be enrolled in, or accepted to, a five day-per-week day school program for the academic year at HWIS. After school and camp programs are not eligible for financial aid. While most financial aid decisions are made during the annual enrollment cycle in January–February, each year, if financial aid funds are still available, aid decisions will continue to be made on a rolling basis up to the beginning of classes in September. Funding for the financial aid budget each year is based on several factors, including anticipated enrollment. Funds are allocated first to returning families.

How to Apply

Financial Aid Request

First, submit an application following these instructions. Download PDF.

Financial Aid Documentation

Submit parents’ or guardians' W-2s and IRS Form 1040s for the last two years via School & Student Services. Documents should not be submitted directly to HWIS.

Financial Aid Decision

Receive notification generally within two weeks of the submission of all required documentation to School & Student Services