St. Anne School recognizes that preparing students to be successful high school students includes providing foreign language instruction at an early age. Numerous studies have shown that students who study a foreign language perform better on standardized tests because they improve their general English comprehension and critical thinking skills.
All St. Anne students receive weekly Spanish instruction using age-appropriate methods, such as storytelling and conversing about everyday objects like favorite foods and activities. Because language instruction starts at such an early age, our students routinely place directly into Spanish II at the high school level.
Students in grades 6 – 8 also participate in weekly Latin classes. Latin, the root of so many English words, has been connected to improved verbal performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT).