An independent day school serving grades K-12 | St. Paul, MN

World Language

The Upper School offers Spanish, Chinese, French and German from beginning through Advanced levels. Students are expected to demonstrate increasing proficiency in cultural awareness, conversation, listening, reading, writing, and speaking. After completing this sequence, students may elect Advanced Language Seminars, which explore topics at an advanced level entirely in the target language in a seminar format. 

Throughout the world language program, students are exposed to increasingly complex themes based on national American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language standards. In upper levels, substantive units on social and political issues of contemporary societies, economic developments, and cultural histories are also studied.

All Advanced language courses have AP themes integrated into the units and lessons, enabling students to prepare for the AP language exams.