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World Languages

In keeping with our mission, the World Languages Department seeks to educate the whole person, and inspire students to honor the diversity that enriches both our school community and the world beyond St. John's. A large part of this holistic education is teaching students to communicate effectively, an important skill in our interdependent, multicultural world.

Students learn to express themselves confidently in the language they choose to study (German, Chinese, Latin, Spanish) and develop an appreciation for its culture and people. We follow the national Standards for Foreign Language Learning, referred to as the 5 Cs: Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparison, and Community.

Sixth grade students sample all four languages offered at the High School level. Seventh grade students begin a two-year course in the language of their choice with the goal of being prepared for level 2 language as a ninth grader at St. John’s Prep.