“He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.”
Spanish instruction begins in kindergarten and continues to be a part of every student’s school experience through Grade 6. The program encourages students to gain general exposure and interest in the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. It encourages diversity of learning methodologies within a structured curricular framework.
Aside from teaching the language itself, the program is designed to foster interest with activities that appeal to multiple intelligences. Once a new theme is introduced, the children will read, write, draw and color pictures, sing, and play games. Many of the themes are aligned with the units that students study in their particular grade (for example, farm and farm animals in 1st grade; Native Americans in 3rd grade developed through the studies of the Aztecs, the Mayans, and the Incas; the California missions in the 4th grade).