Spanish instruction starts in Pre-K and continues through 8th grade. In Pre-K, the language is introduced through a multi-faceted, interactive approach of songs, poetry, stories, games, activities and themes. At the K-5 level, Spanish is largely oral-based and students are introduced to more complex grammar concepts, begin to read and write simple text, and learn about Hispanic culture.
In Middle School, Spanish evolves into a core subject, 5x/week. Through multi-modal approaches, students learn to communicate in various contexts such as greetings, time and weather, family, friends, and relationships. As vocabulary and grammatical structures become increasingly complex, students learn to navigate their way through real-life situations including money and shopping, school and education, restaurants and museums, and family life. Students are prepared with the background necessary to be successful in high school Spanish courses.