Learning world languages at an early age has been shown to improve cognitive abilities and academic performance, as well as increase empathy and understanding for other cultures. At WPLS we are proud to be a school where most of our students speak and read and write in more than one language and we are committed to helping them with that journey. We offer both Mandarin and Spanish.
Grades 4-5: Students take exploratory classes in both Mandarin and Spanish. The emphasis in Grades 4-5 is to provide a foundation for language study, including cultural exposure and basic phrases.
Grades 6-8: Starting in 6th Grade, students choose either Mandarin or Spanish as their chosen focus for world language in middle school. The emphasis in middle school is on language proficiency and communicative competence.