Spanish & German
Children begin learning both German and Spanish in first grade through twice-weekly classes (for both languages) including songs, verses, stories, festivals and games. This presentation mirrors the way children learn their own native language.
In 3rd through 5th grade, the written language and reading are added; and in middle school, grammar enters the curriculum. Children spend Grades 1–8 taking both languages two times per week. Throughout the eight years, the emphasis of the curriculum is on exposing the children to a different culture and on instilling a love of the language and culture.
In addition to Grades 1–8, children in the Nursery/Kindergarten classes are led by the Spanish teacher in their circle time once per week.