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Cresthill Academy Immersion School

Our Mandarin Immersion program is a highly interactive Mandarin exploration program for Pre-K3 and up students. This program offers a fun, meaningful, engaging, and theme-based learning experience, focusing on listening and speaking communication skills. Students will acquire the Mandarin language and culture through tasks, hands-on activities, songs, rhymes, and games within the ACTFL (The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) framework. 


Our immersion program has a 60/40 split between Mandarin and English instruction. Students will spend 60% of their day (8:30 am - 12 pm) in Mandarin, and 40% of their day (12 pm - 3 pm) in English.

What is Mandarin Immersion?


A Mandarin Immersion program involves the use of two languages (English and Mandarin) as the medium for instruction for academic content for the school day. The goal of the program is to:

  • develop students' literacy skills in English and Mandarin,

  • develop students' intercultural competence and finally academic performance in both areas.

Why Us?


At Cresthill Academy, we recognize the value of having a first and second language and how bilingualism offers a lifetime of benefits to your child in our increasingly interconnected world.

  • Integrated Curriculum: Our curriculum is based on a clear, logical view of how new material builds on previous material and what progression in Mandarin looks like.

  • Successful Training System: Our dedicated teachers receive ongoing training by curriculum specialists to ensure effective and consistent teaching standards.

  • Holistic Learning: At the Pre-K3 and up levels, students engage in fun theme-based lessons, while our Kindergarten lessons encourage literacy learning through STEM.

  • Parent-Teacher Communication: We strive to build strong parent partnerships and provide resources for continued learning at home.

We offer our Mandarin Immersion program at two locations:


Hoboken Uptown

(1330 Sinatra Drive,
Hoboken, NJ)

Hoboken South

(112 Sinatra Drive,
Hoboken, NJ)

Attend an Event


Chinese New Year Community Celebration

Saturday, January 21 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about CAI School


Wednesday, January 25 2023

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Application Process of CAI


Wednesday, February 15 2023

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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