Spanish

The Jefferson School offers an interactive, creative approach and introduction to the Spanish language that draws on Alice Renton’s Spanish curriculum, Blaine Ray’s TPR and immersion

Head Start

Children who learn another language before age five use the same part of the brain to acquire that second language that they use to learn their native language.

Length of Time

The length of time a student is able to devote to learning a language has a direct and positive correlation to cognitive development, developing a deeper connection as they mature.

Brain Boost

Research shows that learning a second language boosts problem-solving, critical-thinking, and listening skills, in addition to improving memory, concentration, and the ability to multitask.

Student Introduction

Students are introduced to basic vocabulary and phrases in Junior Kindergarten and accumulate more vocabulary, grammar, as well as oral and written skills as they progress through the program.

New Students

New students find it easy to adapt to the program even if they have had no previous foreign language learning experience.

Middle School

By Middle School, Spanish classes are taught for the most part in the target language and students communicate with the instructor and their peers in Spanish.

Never too Early

It’s never too early to begin learning a language: it’s fun, it promotes healthy development, and the many cognitive and social benefits will last a lifetime.