Our Global Studies Program emphasizes World Language instruction as an essential requirement for an authentic global education.
To demonstrate this we begin our World Language instruction in Preschool with daily instruction in Spanish. Students continue with the study of Spanish throughout their Lower School years. Upon entry into Middle School students will continue with Spanish and by sixth grade can begin the study of French. Students have the opportunity to begin the study of a non-Western language in the sixth grade, as well.
Students who excel in the study of World Languages will be encouraged to continue their study of Spanish or French along with a non-Western Language as they continue in Upper School.
We believe that when students learn new languages, they expand their ability to see multiple points of view and begin to appreciate the wonderful diversity of our world. These sensibilities and understandings will help them to become effectively educated as global citizens.