XinXing@West

XinXing @ West is for students who have completed an elementary Chinese immersion program. Our exceptional continuation program develops students' linguistic and cultural proficiency in Chinese through the study of culture, current events, history, literature, and science. 

XinXing @ West is part of a rigorous secondary Chinese track, designed for immersion students. As part of the secondary program, students will be able to take a variety of Chinese AP (Advanced Placement) and CIS (College in the Schools) courses, providing students up to 16 potential college credits. 

XinXing @ West is for students who have completed an elementary Chinese immersion program. Our exceptional continuation program will develop students' linguistic and cultural proficiency in Chinese through the study of culture, current events, history, literature, and science.

XinXing @ West is part of a rigorous secondary Chinese track designed for immersion students. As part of the secondary program, students will be able to take a variety of Chinese AP (Advanced Placement) and CiS (College in the Schools) courses, providing students up to 16 potential college credits.

A bi-literacy approach to learning 

Our innovative and rigorous secondary track focuses on three content areas: Chinese language and culture, social studies, and science. Social studies and science are taught using a bi-literacy approach, meaning the courses have both English and Chinese components. Social studies is taught in Chinese and English, and science is taught in English with homework in Chinese.

Partnership with Cosco Experimental School in Shanghai 

West Junior High has established a sister school partnership with the Cosco Experimental School in Shanghai, China. In 2014, the Hopkins School District and the Putuo School District in Shanghai partnered to offer a link between American and Chinese cultures. Students from both districts participate in shared learning opportunities and connect on personal levels to foster a richer immersion experience.

Eighth-grade trip to China

To get the full immersion experience, eighth-grade students embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Shanghai. For two weeks, students and chaperones take in the Chinese culture, conduct research, attend classes, and participate in a home-stay with Chinese families in the sister school district. In the spring of 2016, the inaugural trip to China took place. The eighth-grade trip to China is funded, in part, by Bei Dou Xing, a local nonprofit and longtime supporter of Hopkins' Chinese immersion programming.

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School Hours

Regular School Hours
7:47–2:35

Late Start Hours
9:47–2:35

Early Release Hours
7:47 - 11:54 AM

Principal
Dr. Leanne Kampfe