Jump Immersion School ensures children are linguistically, academically and culturally prepared to succeed in a global environment. While immersion in a target language is at its core, the school remains focused on holistic academic outcomes.
THE IMPACT OF LANGUAGE LEARNING
Jump Immersion School is known for its strong academics, cultural appreciation and diversity and the strength of its team. Along with languages like Spanish or Mandarin, students learn English, math, music, public speaking, art and more.
“The cognitive benefits of language learning extend beyond vocabulary or conversation,” says Owner Jackie Sanin. “Science shows this type of learning can improve a student’s ability to switch tasks, concentrate and problem solve as well as improve performance on standardized tests.”
An 11-month program running from September through July, the school’s July Innovation Month features special programming focused on STEAM, music, animals and other creative ways to explore the world. There are also teacher appreciation days, family events and parent information nights. Parents especially appreciate Jump’s before-care options and after-school offerings, including an afterschool enrichment karate program.
EMBRACING ALL FAMILIES
Economic diversity is also a high priority at Jump, and administrators have worked hard to keep the school affordable for all families. “We believe that education is the one equalizer in life and we welcome and embrace all families,” she says. “For example, we have families who don’t speak any of the target language at home and others where students are able to speak in Spanish or Mandarin to a grandparent for the first time.”
With centers in Edison, Summit and Scotch Plains, as well as a new location in East Hanover that opened last fall, Jump has made building a strong team a top priority. All teachers are native speakers of either Spanish or Mandarin and can also communicate in English. Jump currently offers Pre-K 2.5 through fifth grade with the addition of its East Hanover location. New for the 2023- 2024 school year, Jump will provide transportation from its Summit location to East Hanover for extra convenience.
“Our families recognize the cognitive benefits of learning Spanish or Mandarin and see it positively impacting other areas, from math to problem solving and, yes, even reading and speaking English,” Sanin says.
East Hanover / Edison / Scotch Plains / Summit