Saint Ignatius High School

Grade School Language Programs

Students between 6th and 8th grades are welcome to join us for our free Saturday language programs including Latin, French, Spanish, and Chinese. Participation in these programs gives an introduction to a new language and better prepares students for high school language programs.

All programs are an hour long and run for consecutive Saturdays for fall and spring sessions. No previous knowledge is required, just a desire to learn more about the world! For more diverse cultural exposure, students are encouraged to participate in more than one language class on the same day.

Class Schedule:

The Grade School Language Programs are free introductory programs that expose grade school students to the various languages and cultures that are available at Saint Ignatius High School. The programs are open to students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Classes are scheduled to enable students to explore more than one language.
  • French –
    • Fall Session: October 20 - November 10, Noon - 1 p.m.
    • Spring Session: February 9 - March 2, Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Latin –
    • Fall Session: October 20 - November 10, 1 - 2 p.m.
    • Spring Session: February 9 - March 2, 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Grade School Chinese Program

    Our Grade School Chinese Program is a free program giving 6th-8th graders exposure to the Chinese language and the Mandarin-speaking cultures of its nearly 900 million speakers all over the world. Students are introduced to key expressions in Chinese authentic resources and interactive digital technologies.

  • Grade School French Program

    Our Grade School French Program is a free program giving 6th-8th graders exposure to the French language and the French-speaking cultures of its nearly 300 million speakers all over the world. Each week features a different communicative function as students explore a different French-speaking region.

  • Grade School Latin Program

    Our Grade School Latin Program introduces students in 6th-8th grades to Latin Language and Roman culture. Each one-hour session consists of instruction by a faculty member, small group work lead by a Latin Club Officer, and lessons on Roman culture.

  • Grade School Spanish Program

    Our Grade School Spanish Program gives 6th-8th graders exposure to the Spanish language and the Spanish-speaking cultures of its nearly 329 million speakers all over the world. Each week features a different communicative function as students explore different Spanish-speaking countries and the differences in each country's customs, traditions, and language.