Tessa International School New York
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About Tessa International School

Tessa International School is an independent, bilingual school in Hoboken, New Jersey, offering Spanish, Mandarin or French programs to its families. Incorporating best practices from around the world, students are challenged through the teaching and learning every day.

Tessa follows the International Baccalaureate approach, in conjunction with official Spanish, Mandarin and French curricula, and provides a strong educational foundation for children aged 2 through elementary. The school aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and respectful children of the world.

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7 Reviews of Tessa International School

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Overall 5.00
Facilities 5.00
Academics 5.00
Teachers 5.00
Sports 5.00
Music & Arts 5.00
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American (1) French (1)

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Marine, 02/11/2022 @ 13:18:41
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Music & Arts

We cannot speak highly enough about the Tessa school, staff and program. Our son is currently halfway through his first year, in the pk3 Spanish class. His teachers are simply wonderful! And quite frankly, all of the teachers are!! I am amazed to see that even the teachers from the French and Mandarin programs greet my son by name whenever they see him. It just shows how much of a community the school is. Aside from the high quality bilingual education, children really learn to both recognize and regulate their emotions through effective expression. But most rewarding for us is seeing the global representation in both the students and the educators…something our children need now more than ever. We couldn’t be more pleased with our choice to join the Tessa family.

Zuheidi, 27/05/2022 @ 13:46:20
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Music & Arts

Our son has done so well with the school and its teaching structure. The teachers truly care for and want the best for the kids and I have seen so much growth with not only picking up a second language but also in how he thinks and manages other topics. I love watching his growth and I applaud Tessa for being such a big part of that of for caring for him so genuinely.

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Michael Tesalona, 3 years ago

There's no better gift you can give your child than the gift of bilingualism. Countless studies show that bilingual children perform better on standardized tests, have better focus, stronger emotional skills - the list goes on and on and on. My daughter started Tessa at 2.5 y/o and within 12 months she was DREAMING in Spanish! If you care about giving your kids the best possible head start and they've got the opportunity to attend I highly recommend enrolling at Tessa.

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Scott Callard, 3 years ago

As other reviews point out, the bilingual curriculum is great - our daughter has advanced her Spanish speech and comprehension unbelievably in a few months (and they also offer French and Mandarin). However, what has always stood out to my wife and I is the warmness of the teachers and administration. They really do care about building a great school where children feel welcomed and loved. The classrooms are bright and spacious and it just feels like a great environment for children to learn. We look forward to Tessa continuing to grow and expand!

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Molly Wilson, 3 years ago

Tessa is the best school for our family. I stumbled upon it and I would keep my girls there through High School if they grow that big. Tessa has taught my kids manners, social etiquette, academics, and motivation. And all in Spanish!!!! I absolutely love this school and I will continue to support them in any capacity I can beyond my kids' education

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Juan Calles, 3 years ago

We sent our son to the Tessa summer program and he had a great time. They have multiple language programs with a fantastic staff. The staff was very flexible and accommodating as it was our son’s first full day school and drop off experience. I would recommend the school to the those who are in the area who would like to expose their children to a well structured bilingual program.

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Lauren Motzenbecker, 3 years ago

We have been very happy with our experience at TESSA this year and are constantly pleasantly surprised with our child's progress, both with her vocabulary but also the range of social and emotional learning they do. The staff and administrators are caring, open and helpful at all times. It's been a great environment for our family.

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