Mandarin Immersion Program


Maryknoll School is a leader in transforming education to prepare students for the careers of the future. Maryknoll’s Mandarin Immersion Program, the first in Hawai‘i to take place during the school day, allows students to learn the world’s most widely spoken first language, creating global opportunities for educational and career aspirations.
While developing advanced proficiency in a second language, research shows that immersion students achieve the same levels of competence, or better, in academic subjects, including English, in addition to many cognitive benefits.
Our Mandarin Immersion Program is an option for students in grades Kindergarten through Seventh Grade in the 2024–25 school year. Families may choose to enter our Mandarin Immersion Pathway or the English Pathway in Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms. Children with previous Mandarin-speaking experience may apply to join the Second through Seventh Grade Immersion classes.

Read more about our Mandarin Immersion Program in the Fall 2018 Knoller magazine!

Interested in learning more? Let us know! Submit the form, and we will be in touch. We also invite you to schedule a time to observe a Mandarin Immersion classroom.

Program Details

For More Information

If you have any questions, would like more information, or to schedule a visit with our Mandarin Immersion classes, please contact our Grade School Office:

Mrs. Chelsea Malefyt, Division Head, Grades PK-5
Phone: (808) 952-7100

For admission-related inquiries, please contact our Admission Office:

Mrs. Marissa Bratton, Director of Enrollment Management
Phone: (808) 952-7330
1526 Alexander St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 808.952.8400