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

World Language

The Upper School offers Beginning through Advanced courses in Spanish, Chinese, French, and German and students may enroll in more than one world language course. Throughout the world language program, students are exposed to increasingly complex themes and develop their proficiency in alignment with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language standards. As they progress, students build cultural awareness and skill in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. In upper levels, substantive units on social, cultural and political issues are central to our courses. After completing Level IV of a language, students often elect to take Advanced Language Seminars, which explore topics at an advanced level entirely in the target language in a seminar format.

Students who advance to the Advanced Language courses are typically prepared to take Advanced Placement tests.