Spanish begins with the pre-kindergarten class and continues through the 8th grade. In Lower School, students sing songs and do hands-on activities to help them learn about colors, numbers, feelings, and family members, just to name a few. In the Upper School, students learn about the Spanish language through a variety of vocabulary words, verb structures and grammar. Both culture and language are emphasized in the Spanish program.
In the 7th and 8th grades, the study of classical Latin is coordinated with the study of Ancient Rome and mythology. The students cover the basic elements of the language including vocabulary, declensions of nouns, and verb conjugations. The roots of modern languages are studied in depth, with a concentration on the foundations of English and the influence of the Romans on today’s world.