Maryknoll School is a leader in transforming education to prepare students for the careers of the future. Maryknoll’s Chinese 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 Chinese Immersion Program is an option for students who will be in either Kindergarten or First Grade in the 2018-2019 school year. Families may choose to participate in our Chinese Immersion Program or in our traditional kindergarten.
Interested in learning more? Let us know! Submit the form and we will be in touch. We also invite you to join us for one of our informational webinars and schedule a time to observe a Chinese Immersion classroom.
Mandarin Immersion students will receive daily instruction in a 50/50 model, 50% of each day in Mandarin and 50% in English.
Maryknoll’s program allows students to learn core subjects such as science, math and art in a Chinese immersion setting. Our immersion classrooms will follow the same curriculum as the non-immersion classrooms:
Mandarin (50% of day)
English (50% of day)
Math Science Art Sharing Prayer Calendar
Language Arts (Phonics and Reading) Social Studies Religion Sharing Prayer Calendar