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Hoboken, New Jersey
Charters County
Hoboken Dual Language Charter School
Hoboken Dual Language Charter School is a public school located in Hoboken, New Jersey with 399 students in grades KG-8.
Highlights
Tier 1, high performing charter school
NJDOE Model Dual Language School, six years in a row
Spanish-English dual immersion school and rigorous well-rounded curriculum, including STEM and Arts focus
Awards

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.

Location
123 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Sargent
201-427-1458
jsargent@holahoboken.org
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Grades
KG-8
White 56%
Black 4%
Asian 6%
Hispanic 29%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 5%
School size
399
students
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%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
44
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
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English & language arts proficiency
84%
of students

Math proficiency
72%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
2.0
Incidents per year
Violence 6
Weapons 1
Vandalism 0
Substances 1
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 8
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
82%
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%
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English 83.2%
Other 6.5%
Spanish 6.0%
Russian 1.8%
Hebrew 1.5%
Ukrainian 1.0%
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Learn more about Hoboken Dual Language Charter School.

Mission

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.

Academics

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.

Sports

Basketball (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Coed), Volleyball (Coed)

Clubs

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.

Programs

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.

Teachers

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.

Supports

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.

Health

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.

Parents

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.

Facilities

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.

Technology

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.

More

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.

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