History of Jump!
Some say "Necessity is the mother of invention." Jump! Immersion School originated out of a personal need for its Founder, Jacqueline Sanin. She wanted her daughter to have opportunities that she herself did not have as a Cuban-American child growing up in Washington Heights, New York, when assimilation was the highest priority for immigrant families. She wanted her daughter to know the family culture and communicate in Spanish with extended family.
We opened our doors on April 2003 in Metuchen, NJ with 38 students in the first semester. Enrollment rapidly picked up and we soon outgrew the modest space in Metuchen, moving to Oak Tree Presbyterian Church in neighboring Edison.
In 2011, Jump! expanded to Livingston, NJ to accommodate the need of parents that were traveling from Essex County. We opened our doors with 30 students and now have a thriving school with over 75 students.
In fall 2015, Jump! expanded to Westfield, NJ to accommodate the requests for a center in the Westfield area!
The development of core subjects in Singapore Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, PE, Art and Music in two languages was a huge academic success for our children. Through parents' persuasion we continued to offer more educational opportunities. In 2013, we obtained our license to offer Preschool and Kindergarten through Second grade programs with extended hours for working families. The focus of the school began to shift from language enrichment to an engaging, challenging, well-rounded academic curriculum with the advantage of Spanish fluency.
In January 2015 Jump! Immersion School added a new language track - Mandarin Chinese. Mandarin is a beautiful language with a very rich culture and history and we are excited to offer this language track to our children.
Jump! Immersion School provides the early childhood development foundation focused on Social (language immersion), Emotional Development and Academic Achievement in a well-rounded and tailored curriculum with the advantage of language fluency. The transition from Salta to Jump! Immersion School is a name that is new and yet familiar. A name that both cultures can embrace—that allows your child to jump, leap, soar to reach their true global potential!