The World Languages Department offers instruction in five languages: Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin and Spanish.
Five-year programs are offered in French, Japanese, and Spanish; four-year programs are offered in Chinese and Latin. In all of these courses, every student is expected to read and write, and, in the case of Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish, to understand and speak with reasonable fluency. Advanced-level courses prepare students for Advanced Placement examinations.
Although studying three years of one language satisfies the requirement for graduation, studying four years is strongly recommended and undertaken by most of our students. In rare cases, two years each of two languages may satisfy the requirement. At College Prep, two languages can be studied concurrently.