Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Congratulations to HoLa's First Graduating Class- June 19, 2017

HoLa Class of 2017- Hoboken, NJ
On the evening of June 19, 2017 the HoLa Dual Language School celebrated their first graduating class. It was an exciting evening full of pomp and gala as the 8th graders and their family and friends celebrated their wonderful academic, linguistic, and cultural accomplishments and look optimistically to their future plans.

The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) is an exciting dual language charter school that opened its doors to students in grades K-2 in September 2010. Since that time, the school expanded a grade each year until the school reached the 8th grade in 2016-17. HoLa offers a traditional core curriculum through instruction in both Spanish and English to children of all language backgrounds. The program utilizes the well-established immersion approach to dual language education with a range of opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning. Students will become bilingual and biliterate in a culturally diverse and nurturing environment. All families are welcome; no previous exposure to a second language required! Charter schools are free public schools that are publicly funded and operated independently of local school districts.

HoLa began as an effort to merge solid academic and learning theory research with an awareness of what the Hoboken community was demanding back in 2008-09. Through the efforts of many people and broad community support, the HoLa Dual Language Charter School is now known statewide and throughout the northeast region of the nation for excellence in dual language instruction. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!-- and cheers to the parents, relatives, teachers, staff and administrators that make HoLa the special place that it is-- well done!   

Rainbow- Hoboken, NJ 6/19/17

Rainbow- Hoboken, NJ 6/19/17