Spanish Class

Using four essential elements of learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, we are able to broaden our student's awareness and understanding of the Spanish language and culture. Spanish is offered to grades 1-8.

Students acquire a strong foundation in the fundamentals of the Spanish language which include:

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Syntax
  • Pronunciation
  • Intonation
  • Usage Rules

Our Spanish program cultivates skills necessary to comprehend and express ideas, feelings, and thoughts using the Spanish language.  Our goal is to create an appreciation and awareness of diversity by introducing the cultures and traditions of countries where Spanish is the primary language.  The majority of instruction will be conducted in Spanish using the four learning styles: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile.  Lessons include dialogue and discussion and use music where appropriate to accelerate and reinforce comprehension.

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"Our educational work should go this way to achieve harmony - harmony in all the boys and girls who have been entrusted to us; inner harmony, the harmony of their personality. It is by working in a hands-on way, imitating God, molding the lives of those kids like clay, that we achieve harmony and rescue them from the dissonances perennial darkness. Harmony, by contrast, is bright and clear; it is light. What we have to achieve is the harmony of a heart that grows and that we accompany in this educational journey."

~ Pope Francis (then, Cardinal Bergoglio – April 18, 2012)