What drives us ...

Our goal is to develop responsible and committed global citizens. Accelerating growth in technology is making the world ever smaller and enabling expanding connections between people and communities around the planet. We want to develop our students’ capacities to their fullest so that they can communicate meaningfully across different communities and cultures, and ultimately to create positive change.

"To have another language is to possess a second soul." ‒ Charlemagne

Graduation Requirements

Three years of one language or two years of two different languages. We encourage students to take one language all four years.

Language Courses and Sequence


Students in upper-level Spanish and Italian classes create their own Telenovelas. While making the films, students demonstrate their ability to work together to complete a difficult project while using the target language in an authentic way.

Teachers Jenny Diaz and Margaret Cecchetti took Spanish IV juniors on a field trip to see the murals in San Francisco.