What we believe . . .         World in Hands.jpg                         
Mission: The mission of the Foreign Language Department is to enable students to communicate effectively in another language and to develop life-long appreciation for various languages and cultures.

Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language
Students of foreign language:
  • Score statistically higher on standardized tests conducted in English
  • Have access to great number of career possibilities
  • Develop a deeper understanding of their own language and other cultures
  • Are more creative and better at solving complex problems
Students that average 4 or more years of foreign language study scored higher on the verbal section of the SAT than those who had studied 4 or more years on any other subject area. (1992 report consistent with College Board profiles of previous years.)