Our current offerings include: Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish. All four of our language programs offer the opportunity for qualified students to enroll in Accelerated or AP level work starting sophomore year.
Each student at Sage Hill School must fulfill two criteria to meet the foreign language requirement for graduation: 1) three years of study and 2) completion of Level III of any language. Most of our students follow their course of study for their first three years and many continue for a fourth.
For those students who do not have any prior academic and/or real-life experience in the language that you choose, please sign up for a Level I course. You will not be required to take a placement test.
For those students who have taken a foreign language in middle school and wish to continue either in Level II or III, you must take a brief online oral exam, which will be administered on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
If you feel that your skills exceed the descriptions of Level I or II courses, but you will not able to attend the placement test day, you must email the Department Chair, Ms. Analaura Brophy, at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and the appropriate teacher will contact you to arrange for a placement exam that will take place at a later date.
If you are a heritage speaker (bilingual or native) of any of our languages and plan on enrolling in that program, please contact us about placement. Depending on your proficiency level, we might suggest that you take another language and then enroll in one of our Accelerated or AP courses at a later time. Please note that freshmen are not eligible to enroll in Accelerated or AP world language courses.
If you or your parent(s) still have questions regarding placement, you may contact the teacher listed for each language below or contact Ms. Brophy.