MODERN & CLASSICAL languages
All languages, including Latin, develop cultural familiarity as well as ability to speak, understand, read and write in the target language. Classes are conducted in the subject language as much as possible. A variety of media is used in instruction.
Grade 8 Latin is roughly the equivalent of Latin 1 in the Upper School. Instruction includes Storytelling and Comprehensible Input techniques along with traditional grammar/translation. Students will gain skill in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course also introduces aspects of Roman history, art and culture. Upon successful completion, students are generally eligible to enroll in Latin 2 in the 9th grade.