"To have another language is to possess a second soul." ~ Charlemagne
The Spanish Language Department introduces students to and prepares them to live in a global, multilingual world. Through the study of a world language, students will develop a sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic heritages of other groups and will be prepared to participate in a society characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity.
Both the Notre Dame Elementary and Middle School Spanish programs are focused on Spanish language proficiency, cultural knowledge and understanding. Our Spanish courses are designed to strengthen students’ language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as appropriate for their skill level. Students who meet the standards of the Spanish curriculum through grade eight should be well equipped to confidently enter their respective Spanish programs as incoming freshmen in high school.