Introduced in Grade 4, the Spanish program offers students an opportunity to learn one foreign language well and continue their studies in Middle School. Exposed to the peoples and cultures of the countries where Spanish is spoken, students gain a heightened appreciation for cultural diversity and sharpen their cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity. Students in grades 4 and 5 attend Spanish three times a week.
In the Middle School, Spanish is offered in two separate sections to offer grade-level and accelerated paths for students. Students are placed based on past Spanish experience and their performance on a placement test. Both paths work to develop student listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in an immersion classroom where Spanish is spoken most of the time.
Middle school students attend Spanish classes four times a week.