World Languages

We see the acquisition of a second language as essential to successful participation in the interconnected world community; language and cultural acumen are essential skills.

We prepare our students for a world in which they will interact with people of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. We believe that a deep understanding of a language’s cultural context(s) are essential to successful language learning.

In the Middle School, students choose between introductory-level courses in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), or Latin. Each language course focuses on developing language and communication skills — grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and listening — and deepening understanding of culture.