Summit moves to 13 years of language instruction

Summit Country Day has taken a big step in response to parent requests and the changing global society.  Beginning this school year, students will be required to take one language, either French or Spanish, from Kindergarten through senior year.  The change will help students work toward fluency and graduate able to speak comfortably in the language.  Starting students at a younger age takes advantage of children’s natural ability to learn and develop language fluency more quickly.

In addition to their “base” language, students will take Latin in sixth grade and can choose to take Mandarin Chinese in seventh.  Students will still be able to switch language choices.

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