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.
A special scholarship program is offered for students in the first incoming class of2020-2021. Awards based on financial need and merit can support between 30-80% of the full tuition and can be renewed each year until graduation in 8th grade.
“In the past few years, we have experienced an increased desire on the part of parents to have their children continue through 8th grade in our dual-language immersion program, “ said Sue Ha, Head of School. “Our educational support model for helping these students achieve success has proven to be very successful, which is why we are now launching a formal Middle School Track to accommodate more students in making this exciting leap into a dual-immersion education.”
Students entering this track will receive instruction in the second language for 40% of the day taught by trained middle school teachers who are native speakers. The remaining portion of the day will be taught in English. Students will learn alongside current immersion students for math, science and English language arts taught in English. They will work in small flexible groups enabling students to progress beyond grade level standards in math and language arts. An option to travel internationally on spring break to participate in meaningful service-learning projects during the middle school years is also available.
Parents and students interested in learning more are invited to attend a special information session that will detail the program model, curriculum and support for this new track on March 12 from 6-7pm and March 8 from 1-2pm at the Midtown West campus.
To see what one middle school student has to say about his transition to the dual-language immersion program, visit Renzo Lao on Moving to HWIS in 6th Grade
HWIS, a leader in immersion for over 15 years, prides itself in its reputation for developing academically strong students who surpass independent school norms on the ERB assessments and who get accepted to top tier independent schools in NJ and NY.
The school serves children aged 2 through grade and is located on two campuses – Stirling, NJ and Midtown West, NYC. Children learn all of their subjects in two languages, becoming fully bilingual and biliterate. For more information:visit www.hwis.org