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Participating Meaningfully in Our Global Community

The language program Pre-K–12 is shaped by two important beliefs: the first is that it is essential for our students, in an ever more interconnected world, to develop an awareness of and appreciation for cultures other than their own. The second is that they can accomplish this goal more thoroughly and meaningfully by developing the linguistic competency to navigate life in these cultures.

In Upper School, students may continue studying the language they have previously studied or begin a new language. Our goal is to produce proficient readers, writers, and especially speakers of the modern languages, whose language skills enable them to participate meaningfully on the global stage. In Latin, we seek to provide students with an understanding of the links that bind us to the Roman world, an appreciation of the foundational nature of Latin grammar and vocabulary, and an ability to read some of the world’s greatest literature in the original.
Our goal is to produce proficient readers, writers, and especially speakers of the modern languages, whose language skills enable them to participate meaningfully on the global stage.

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