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 Fifth Grade in the 2022-23 school year. Families may choose to enter our Mandarin Immersion pathway or the grade-level pathway in Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms. Children with previous Mandarin speaking experience may apply to join the Second through Fifth Grade Immersion classes.

Read more about our Chinese 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 Chinese Immersion classroom.

Program Details

For More Information

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

Kimberly Gonzalez, Elementary School Division Head
Phone: (808) 952-7100

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

Lori Carlos '87, Director of Admission
Phone: (808) 952-7330
1526 Alexander St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 808.952.8400