school photoWorld Languages

St. Rose of Lima Academy believes in an early introduction to world languages to take advantage of the young learnerís enthusiasm and curiosity.

Spanish is introduced in Kindergarten. Spanish instruction is offered twice weekly in grades 1 through 4 and three times a week in the middle school grades 5 through 8. Emphasis is on pronunciation, oral communication and vocabulary development through activities, songs and games.

As an alternative to Spanish, classical Latin instruction is offered in grades 6 through 8. In addition to traditional grammatical studies, aspects of ancient Roman daily life, mythology and culture are explored. Emphasis is placed on the derivation of English vocabulary from Latin.