The foundational philosophy of the World Language courses is that language, discussion, reflection, and imagination lead to the development of skills which help students understand and interpret the human experience.

The curriculum requires that students develop a personal consciousness or an active sense of civic duty through the acquisition and employment of language; the ability to understand the human experience outside of one’s own individual social and cultural context allows students to develop a conscience more suited to the multicultural world in which they live.

Students have the choice to pursue one of two languages at The Academy: French and Spanish. AP French and Spanish are offered to fourth-year students upon the approval of their instructor. 

World Languages Department Courses