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About Us

Founded in 2005, HWIS is the first Mandarin and Spanish immersion school in the New York metropolitan area. From the beginning, we have remained committed to best practices in immersion. Our dream for our students is to help them develop the skills and confidence to become self-directed learners capable of navigating the world.

News & Announcements

Chinese Language Day

Chinese Language Day - April 20

April 20 is Chinese Language Day.  The US has recognized this day since 2010 when UNESCO (part of the United Nations) recognized Chinese as one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
Students reading at bilingual education school

HWIS Launches New Middles School Track

HudsonWay Immersion School announced today it is launching a new Middle School track designed to provide motivated incoming 6th grade students with limited prior exposure to Mandarin or Spanish the opportunity to develop biliteracy by 8th grade.  Called the “Accelerated Learning Track,” the new program will also maximize learning in all content areas through tailored and flexible small groups.
Landform Project Study Featured Photo

Landform Project Study

How a project incorporates science, social studies, literacy, art and communication all in one
Thanksgiving at HudsonWay Immersion School Featured Photo

Thanksgiving at HudsonWay Immersion School

We celebrated Thanksgiving all week, with stories, games, arts and crafts. Our students developed social-emotional skills such as gratitude and fostering healthy relationships through activities and thankful letters.

Our School At A Glance

  • 15
    Years since HWIS opened its doors as NY/NJ’s first Mandarin and Spanish independent immersion school
  • 200+
    Combined number of day school students enrolled in our NYC and Stirling, NJ campuses
  • 40+
    Faculty and staff
  • 97
    Percentage of students enrolled in our program for 4+ years testing as gifted
  • 6:1
    Average student-to-teacher ratio
  • 80
    Percentage of students who do not speak the target language (Mandarin or Spanish) at home

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Our world is changing.  Technology is making our world smaller and communication faster.  Interaction with people from diverse cultures is more important than ever.  Critical thinking, flexibility and emotional intelligence are more important than facts and knowledge.  
Our mission is to help build the knowledge, skills & character of our students, so they can become meaningful global contributors and citizens of the world.