Registration for 2018/2019 now Available

General Information

We are happy to offer French and Spanish enrichment classes for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Shaffer Foreign Language Program is a self-supporting, tuition-based program.

 The goals of the Foreign Language Program are:

  • To capture children’s natural ability to learn a second language at an early age
  • To encourage awareness of cultural differences at an early age
  • To afford students the opportunity to participate in a global society
  • To provide increased readiness for secondary foreign language study

Studies repeatedly show that children studying a foreign language have increased flexibility of mind and critical thinking skills.

Instruction will include an interactive, communicative approach involving immersion in the target language. The atmosphere will be playful, engaging, and student-centered. Students will be encouraged to utilize the target language beyond the classroom and throughout the school day.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the cost is $150 for once a week classes (Spanish Kindergarten) and $250 for twice a week classes (all others). Class size will be kept to a maximum of 12 students. Tuition is due at registration, and no refunds will be provided after the course has begun. Students should not sign up for a foreign language class if they have signed up for other extra curricular activities that overlap.