HoLa’s curriculum reflects more than three decades of research in immersion education, integrates best practices of model dual language programs from across the country, and is designed to surpass state curriculum standards while providing the opportunity for students to become proficient in two languages.
HoLa offers a traditional core curriculum through instruction in both Spanish and English to a diverse student population. HoLa’s students come from across the spectrum of Hoboken families to form a student body that is culturally, ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse. HoLa has been designated a Model Program by the NJDOE, and serves as a resource to other programs of its kind from across the state.
Research consistently demonstrates that students in dual language classrooms thrive academically, excelling in measures of cognitive development, flexible thinking and problem solving, and outperforming their monolingual peers on standardized achievement tests. HoLa utilizes the well-established immersion approach to dual language education and incorporates a range of opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning.
All families are welcome; no previous exposure to a second language needed! Charter schools are free public schools that are mission specific and operate independently of local school districts.