The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for girls and young women in grades 6 through 12.

A Catholic, Independent, College Preparatory School for Young Women, Grades 6 through 12

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur: Inspiring Young Women Since 1956

World Languages

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, Spanish, Latin and Mandarin are all currently available in Levels 1-5 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. 

Language Courses Offered:

French I-V, AP
Latin I-V, AP
Latin Language and Roman Culture 
Mandarin Chinese I-V, AP


Spanish I-V, AP
Spanish Language and Culture
World Languages Grade 6

World Languages Faculty

Dr. Amanda Klause, Department Chair
Mme Patricia D'Andrea, World Languages
Ms. Rui Deng, World Languages
Sra. Ariadna Fink, World Languages
Sra. Rosemary Guarino, World Languages
M. Andrew Limbach, World Languages
Mme/Sra. José Napier, World Languages
Sra. Jessica Reick, World Languages
Sra. Liliana Hernandez, World Languages