Students pursue French, Mandarin, or Spanish as their World Language in the Middle School where they focus on one language for all three years. Each language offers four levels to accommodate our students’ varying levels of experience in the target language—whether students are true beginners, exploring a new language, continuing in their studies, or formalizing their knowledge of a language spoken at home. Our classes are conducted primarily in the target language with emphasis on communication. Culture is an integral part of language learning in the Middle School. Through the study of history, arts, celebrations, and cuisines, students learn about themselves and their role as global citizens.