2014 - 2016, 2016 - 2018, and 2018 - 2020 Designation of the Award of Excellence in dual language education from the New Jersey Department of Education World Language Model Program, 2016 Educational Provider/Educator of the Year from Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, 2015 Best Environmental Education Award.
|White|| 56% |
|Black|| 4% |
|Asian|| 6% |
|Hispanic|| 29% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 1% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 5% |
|Female|| 53.1% |
|Male|| 46.9% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 10% |
|Students with disabilities|| 12% |
|English learners|| 2% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 12% ||49|
|1st Grade|| 13% ||50|
|2nd Grade|| 11% ||43|
|3rd Grade|| 12% ||47|
|4th Grade|| 12% ||48|
|5th Grade|| 10% ||38|
|6th Grade|| 11% ||45|
|7th Grade|| 11% ||43|
|8th Grade|| 9% ||36|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||0|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 3% |
|1 to 5 days|| 44% |
|6 to 10 days|| 35% |
|11 to 15 days|| 12% |
|Over 15 days|| 6% |
|English|| 83.2% |
|Other|| 6.5% |
|Spanish|| 6.0% |
|Russian|| 1.8% |
|Hebrew|| 1.5% |
|Ukrainian|| 1.0% |
Learn more about Hoboken Dual Language Charter School.
The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) is committed to providing an exceptional education in Spanish and English to develop engaged, well-rounded bilingual citizens with a global and multi-cultural perspective, who take personal responsibility for becoming positive members of their communities.
In Kindergarten through 2nd grade, 90% of the instruction is in Spanish, with one period daily of English Language Arts. Starting in 3rd grade, students alternate weekly between English and Spanish classrooms, with the distribution progressing to 50% of academic instruction delivered in Spanish and 50% delivered in English by 4th grade.
Basketball (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Coed), Volleyball (Coed)
HoLa provides a range of school-based after-school organizations, clubs and activities, such as National Junior Honor Society,Science Olympiad Team, CyberPatriot Team, Math Club, Musical Theater, Taller de Arte (art club), Chorus, Tutoring, Basketball Team, Volleyball Team, Soccer Team, Gay-Straight Alliance, and a variety of enrichment offerings for all grades.
HoLa offers an aftercare program as well as an enrichment program that provides offering from outside vendors. The aftercare program is designed to support our school's mission and dual immersion commitment, including instruction and homework help in Spanish. Some of the enrichment classes offered include chess, aviation, junior electronics, cooking, debate, art, and sewing. Similarly, HoLa recognizes that a healthy start to the school day is vital to academic success, and our beforecare program is designed to provide students with a positive foundation to get the school day started off right as well as provide a nutritious breakfast.
HoLa's staff participates in a range of professional development opportunities in alignment with the school's mission and instructional approach throughout the year: Responsive Classroom, Coaching and Leadership, Immersion Strategies, Writer's Workshop, Guided Reading, Two-Way SIOP, School Culture, Student Safety & Security, Spanish Literacy and Second Language Acquisition, Data-Driven Instruction, and more.
HoLa provides special services as needed for students with IEPs and 504 plans, as well as for students struggling academically, or with language development or second language acquisition (ESL and SSL). HoLa has a robust assessment and intervention program to determine and address students' needs across academic, motor, psychosocial and linguistic parameters.
HoLa students participate in weekly Physical Education and Health classes in alignment with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, in addition to weekly dance and yoga classes in grades K-5 and opportunities for creative movement through other aspects of the curriculum. Students also have daily recess outdoors and multiple opportunities for physical activity throughout the school day.
HoLa parents are very active in community and volunteer activities, both at the school and in events planning and fundraising. The Friends of HoLa is a 501c3 organization created to support HoLa's mission and to provide a vehicle for parent involvement. In order to maintain open lines of communication, HoLa maintains a parent portal. as well as a classroom-based app for school-parent communication and engagement, and distributes a weekly newsletter via email to all parents.
Along with our subject-area classrooms and administrative offices, HoLa has a dedicated Art room, Music room,Gymnasium, STEM room, Health room, Dance room, Library, Resource room, Cafeteria and garden.
HoLa's robust STEM program incorporates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and is designed to foster critical thinking, hands-on collaborative projects, and practical applications. Starting in 4th grade, our STEM curriculum includes the following year-long courses of study: 4th Grade: Intro to programming and Animation 5th Grade: Programming Languages (Advanced Scratch and Python) and App Development 6th Grade: Coding and Robotics 7th Grade: 3D Modeling / Printing, Orthographic Projections, and Math Applications 8th Grade: Advanced Creative Suite Furthermore, HOLA participates in clubs and competitions across grade levels, such as Science Olympiad, Math Team, STEM-a-Thon, and CyberPatriot, where interested students engage in problem-solving projects and compete with other schools across New Jersey and beyond.
Admission is by random lottery. Applicants who qualify for our low-income preference or who have limited English proficiency receive triple the weight in our lottery. For more information, visit holahoboken.org/enrollment/hola-lottery.