Hawaii Chinese Immersion School


An immersion-style curriculum that steers a child towards successful and meaningful acquisition of the Chinese language. We are more than a language class – we are an integral piece of a child’s social and cognitive development. 


How We Differ

HCIS students participate in overseas exchange trips where real-life application of language and cultural skills takes place. 

Our children have bargained on the streets of Beijing, sat with local Chinese pupils in village classrooms, cuddled live pandas in Chengdu, and cruised down the watery veins of Guilin.

What We Offer

Who We Are


Having faithfully served the Hawaii community for 10 years, HCIS is taking a break for the time being, and will not be enrolling any more new students at this time. We are very grateful for the many families we have served, the learning journey we have taken together, and the meaningful friendships we have forged that will continue to last through the years. Aloha.

Designed for those with a visionary perspective who take a keen interest in Chinese language and culture, HCIS offers Chinese classes in a progressive environment where foreign speakers of Chinese convene to work towards successful acquisition of the Mandarin language