The study of other languages and cultures helps us better understand the diversity of God’s creation and Christendom. In the upper school, our aim is to build proficiency in speaking a new language conversationally and also to begin to understand the culture(s) where that language is natively spoken.
The process of learning a new language also enriches a student’s English vocabulary. In today’s world, knowledge of another language is a great asset in obtaining a position in many highly competitive fields. Each world language class integrates a variety of content and activities into the curriculum to improve speaking, listening, and reading skills and to aid in the acquisition of structure, vocabulary and culture. The upper school offers Latin, Spanish and American Sign Language.