Grade School Programs

Grade School Spanish Program

The Saint Ignatius High School Grade School Spanish Program is a free program designed to give sixth, seventh and eighth graders exposure to the Spanish language and the Spanish-speaking cultures of its nearly 329 million speakers all over the world.

The program runs for four consecutive Saturdays and is held for one hour (1:00-2:00 p.m.). Each one hour sessions consists of twenty minutes of instruction by a faculty member, twenty minutes of interactive activities, and a twenty minute exploration of a Spanish speaking country. The program is held once during the fall and once during the spring.

No previous knowledge is required, just a desire to learn more about the world! Students will be introduced to key expressions in Spanish using authentic resources and interactive digital technologies. Each week will feature a different communicative function such as greetings (Week 1), counting and telling age (Week 2), describing classroom objects (Week 3), and discussing likes and dislikes (Week 4). Each week students will also explore a different Spanish-speaking country and learn about the differences in each countries customs, traditions, and language.


Saturdays from March 18 to April 8, 1 - 2 p.m.


Did you know?
  • Spanish is spoken in 44 countries (with at least 3 million native speakers in each).

  • Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (behind Chinese).

  • Spanish is expected to be the first language of 50% of the population of the United States within 50 years.