Grades PreSchool-4 experience the Spanish language and culture through direct instruction once a week for 30 minutes. The program introduces basic vocabulary, salutations and phrases using a multi-sensory approach to learning. Letter grades are not given in grades PreSchool-2.
In grades 5-8, Spanish is taught for 35 minutes twice per week. The upper grades have a more formal program. Books are used and students receive a letter grade. Students begin to speak, read and write Spanish. Native speakers are challenged to read and write more fluently. 7th and 8th grade students who qualify may participate in an Advanced Spanish class.