Spanish

At Saint Columbkille Partnership School, we believe that learning another language should be a natural and enjoyable experience in a safe, nurturing, stimulating and developmentally appropriate environment. The Spanish curriculum at Saint Columbkille utilizes a variety of tools across grade levels in order to teach both the Spanish language and culture of Spanish-speakers. Students in all grades, from pre-K through Grade 8, learn Spanish.

Early Childhood Preschool

  • Dedicated teacher for preschool and elementary grades
  • Students have Spanish instruction two times per week
  • The curriculum focuses on offering children a unique Spanish program, to give them the opportunity to learn the Spanish language in a comfortable and natural way through fun and unforgettable experiences
  • Students learn concepts and fundamental skills that will enhance their integral development in the physical, social, emotional, linguistic and cognitive areas
  • Students learn the Spanish language by discovering, exploring, problem solving, creating, and using their curiosity and imagination
  • Our preschoolers learn the Spanish language through playtime activities such as: singing, dancing, drama, stories, games, videos and puppets

Elementary School

  • Dedicated teacher for preschool and elementary grades
  • Students have Spanish instruction once per week
  • The curriculum focuses on the development of Spanish vocabulary, listening skills, reading, writing, and oral expression. 
  • Through a curriculum that includes interactive activities, games, storytelling, homework assignments, dancing, presentations, and games, students will be able to expand and enrich their language skills, while building the confidence to express themselves - both verbally, and in writing. 

Loyola Academy Middle School

  • Dedicated middle school Spanish teacher
  • Students have Spanish instruction 5 days per week
  • The curriculum focuses on the development of Spanish vocabulary, listening skills, reading, writing and oral expression. Students also explore different Spanish-speaking cultures in the United States and throughout the world.
  • The class is immersive, interactive and proficiency-based. We follow a curriculum that adheres to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards of achievement.