World Languages

Language both informs and reflects human experience. Language instruction and culture are therefore intentionally and inextricably intertwined at Maret. Because global competence requires today's learners to understand their own culture as well as others, our courses open a unique door to understanding the culture of the people who speak the languages we teach.

Curriculum Snapshot


LOWER SCHOOL students are introduced to Spanish in first grade.


MIDDLE SCHOOL students may continue Spanish studies or opt to pursue French. Latin is offered starting in sixth grade.


UPPER SCHOOL students are required to take three years of language (Spanish, French, Latin, or Chinese), or two years of two languages. There are numerous language electives – including Arabic – for students who want to further increase their multilingual aptitude.

Upper and Middle School World Languages Assembly Videos

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