Bilingual Buds is an independent, private-immersion, dual–language school, teaching Mandarin Chinese to children ages 2 to Grade 5. Mandarin Chinese is taught in core subjects. Our youngest students spend their time mostly in Mandarin. As students grow and become more and more fluent in the target language, English instruction time is extended to approximately 40 percent of the time in elementary school. Children study Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies in English and Mandarin. Specials (Arts, Music, P. E. and Computer Science) are taught in Mandarin. Our students become bilingual and biliterate and evolve effortlessly in a multicultural environment. Our New Elementary Integration Program for students who do not speak Mandarin allows beginners to integrate into the bilingual elementary program. Other programs include: Supplemental (100 percent Mandarin for children ages 2 to 4), After School (100 percent Mandarin for children K to 12 years old), Summer camp (100 percent Mandarin for children ages 2 to 12) and Family Summer camp (3 weeks in China for parents and children). Note: We also have a campus in Summit, N.J., where we have the same programs in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.