Spanish is part of Community School’s basic curriculum. All our students, from preschool through middle school, enjoy Spanish classes at least twice a week. These classes emphasize basic language skills, a love of languages, and an understanding of Hispanic cultures.
Our younger students learn simple vocabulary and conversation, frequently through games and songs. Upper elementary students begin to read and write Spanish, while middle school students continue to expand their conversation, reading, and writing skills. Older middle school students have the opportunity to earn high school Spanish credit.
This year, Community School is concluding a fifteen-year cultural and language exchange program with Colegio Domingo Savio in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. We are currently exploring other opportunities for exchange and travel that will continue to allow our students to broaden their knowledge of other languages, immerse themselves in the culture of a foreign country, and apply their learned skills in a real life setting. We hope to have a new program in place in 2015.