Middle School students may choose from among French, Spanish, Chinese and Latin for their foreign-language instruction.
By studying a modern language over a three-year period, Middle School students build a strong foundation for future work. During this early period, they are also exposed to the cultures associated with the language studied. More importantly, they develop their oral skills at a time when they are developmentally ready to assimilate oral techniques with ease. Students who complete the three-year modern language sequence in the eighth grade are given a minimum of one year of credit toward the Upper School language requirement.