Inspiring Fluent Communicators
The World Languages Department at Notre Dame offers extended and uninterrupted sequences of study in French, Latin, Mandarin and Spanish.
Fostering global citizenship is an essential component of a 21st century education and a vital part of our mission. In order to achieve this goal, Notre Dame has made a commitment to the study of world languages, requiring our students to study at least three consecutive years of one language in the upper school. The opportunity to study a second world language is available in grade 10 as an elective. French and Spanish are currently available in Levels 1-5 and AP. Latin and Mandarin are offered in Levels 1-4 and AP.
In the middle school, students are exposed to each of the four languages (French, Latin, Mandarin, and Spanish) for one quarter in grade 6. At the end of grade 6, students select the language they will study for grades 7 and 8.