Babel invites students to submit language pieces

Babel, the Upper School’s foreign language publication, received a record number of Spanish submissions for its annual issue coming out in early May. The magazine publishes essays, recipes, poems, short stories, song lyrics and photos to publicize different languages on campus. “Babel helps give people a broader perspective of how many different cultures are represented […]

A-broadening Perspectives: School Year Abroad

A-broadening Perspectives: School Year Abroad

Kristina Riordan ’19 could feel everyone’s eyes on her. Surrounded by 17-year-olds speaking rapidly in an Italian dialect she couldn’t understand, Riordan was briefly overwhelmed with terror. The prospect of spending nine months at the traditional Italian high school felt more daunting than ever, she said. However, within a few weeks, Riordan felt fully immersed […]

Students recognized in Chinese essay-writing contest

Eight students in various Chinese classes received awards in an essay contest run by the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools. The contest was divided into three categories of submission: the regular category, the heritage category and the immersion program and all of those who applied from the school won a prize in their designated […]

Students with Dual Citizenship

Students with Dual Citizenship

When traveling to foreign countries, Gabriel Jenkinson ’16 has the choice to go through border security either as an American or Italian citizen. In approximately three months, he will also receive his Canadian passport, providing him yet another possible identity when exploring the globe. “I got my Canadian passport because I applied to a college […]

Languages department expands honors classes

The Upper School World Languages department will offer Spanish and French II Honors starting next school year to “better prepare students for three honors and for [the] AP program.” Upper school students meeting the requirement of receiving a 93 percent or higher in French or Spanish 1 or 1B and permission of the instructor will […]

English department to offer choices for AP

The English department will replace AP Literature and AP Language with six English electives for seniors next year. “Students still will choose first between AP Lit and AP Lang—distinct studies, the former focusing more on the language of character and experience and the latter more on the language of argument and persuasion,” Upper School English […]

Rosetta Stone website to publish Pike's article

Middle School Dean of Faculty and Latin teacher Moss Pike wrote an article, “Elevate and Empower: World Language Instructors as Key Players in the Shift to Competency-Based, Blended Learning,” which will be published online in late September for Rosetta Stone’s website and education blog Getting Smart. “I wanted to show that language instructors with peculiarities […]