About HoLa

Our Mission

The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School is committed to providing an exceptional education in Spanish and English to develop engaged, well-rounded bilingual citizens with a global and multicultural perspective, who take personal responsibility for becoming positive members of their communities.

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A New Approach

Research consistently demonstrates that students in dual language classrooms thrive academically, outperforming their monolingual peers on standardized achievement tests.

Dual Language Education

HoLa utilizes the well established 90-10 immersion approach to provide a traditional core curriculum through instruction in both Spanish and English, with a range of opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning. Teachers in immersion classrooms utilize a variety of innovative strategies to facilitate comprehension and communication, integrate linguistic and academic content within a single lesson, and differentiate instruction.

Educación en Dos Idiomas: HoLa utiliza el modelo de inmersión 90-10 para proveer a sus estudiantes un plan de estudios tradicional básico enseñado en inglés y español. También ofrece a los estudiantes un gran número de oportunidades para desarrollar tanto la creatividad como el aprendizaje basado en la experiencia.

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Diversity at HoLa

At HoLa we are committed to continuously building a heterogenous and inclusive community with a culture of social justice, respect, and equity. In keeping with our dual language model and as stated in our core values, we actively seek to make the world a more equitable place for people of all identities, backgrounds and beliefs, starting within our own school. We, at HoLa, commit to being a school where students, faculty, staff, families, and alumni feel respected and valued for being their authentic selves. We understand that students are better educated and prepared to succeed in our global community when the school community is diverse and inclusive and committed to cultural proficiency.

Declaración sobre la diversidad: En HoLa estamos comprometidos a construir de forma activa una comunidad heterogénea en la que se acepte a todos y que esté basada en una cultura de justicia social, respeto, e igualdad. Tal y como se expresa en nuestros valores fundamentales, en HoLa perseveramos en la idea de hacer que el mundo sea un lugar más justo para todos independientemente de la procedencia y creencias que cada uno pueda tener, empezando por nuestro propio colegio. Nosotros, en HoLa, nos comprometemos a crear una escuela donde los estudiantes, los profesores y demás miembros de la plantilla, las familias y los alumnos se sientan respetados y valorados por ser ellos mismos. Creemos firmemente que los estudiantes reciben una mejor educación y están mejor preparados para tener éxito en la comunidad global en la que vivimos cuando la comunidad escolar es diversa y acepta a todos por igual, así como cuando dicha comunidad se compromete a desarrollar y enseñar diferentes competencias culturales a sus estudiantes.

Facts about HoLa
Fully Immersive
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Students learn all core subjects in both Spanish and English. Grades K-2 receive more instruction in Spanish, 3-8th switch between languages weekly.

High Ranking School
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HoLa is ranked 2nd among Hudson County’s 81 charter and district elementary schools.

Not Just Languages
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Our academically rigorous core curriculum excels in all traditional subjects as well as Art, PE, Music, STEM, and dance, in addition to elective courses.

Top 5%
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HOLA’s PARCC scores pace us among the top 5% schools in ELA and the top 10% in Math statewide among all public schools across NJ.

Top 10%
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HOLA is rated among the top 10% of charter schools in the United States!

HoLa Community

HoLa's core values describe who we are as a school community, and reflect our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity, regardless or race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

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HoLa Voices
Our teachers and staff love HoLa! Our staff comes from over 17 different countries, all passionate about education and language immersion.

School Policies

HoLa's vibrant community consists of students, parents, and school staff, working together to fulfill our goal of educating global citizens.

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