French and Spanish Immersion

We are a partial immersion school with our three hour morning block dedicated to French or Spanish. This block is multi-age, based on language level, and incorporates and integrates the language utilizing native text books.  Block units in math, geography, culture, history, science, cooking, health, traditional music, and the arts are also conducted in the target language.  

We have occasional special guest speakers for cultural days, such as our  French Canadian Carnival days, special Moroccan day,  French African day with guest lecturers sharing the cultures, cuisine, arts, crafts, and histories of their native countries in French, and Argentina day.

Field Trips to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts have been lead by a French speaking VMFA docent. 

Music incorporates traditional and non-traditional French and Spanish songs and involves community service, with visits to sing to residents of Winsor Care Memory Center. 

Our 2014 final production was Ravel's Children's Opera L'enfant et les sortileges, put on by our entire student body in French.  Our 2015 final production was a traditional  French "Guignol" musical puppet show.

The afternoon humanities block is taught in English but may incorporate French or Spanish when possible.