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Upper School Academic Departments

Modern and Classical Languages

The mission of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages is to encourage students to see themselves as citizens of the world and to embrace a global view, so they can thrive in a multicultural world. In all Modern Language classes, we focus on using the language in authentic and meaningful situations, incorporating and practicing the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The courses progress in difficulty, with topical contexts, from the expression of basic needs and desires to the discussion of complex topics in the upper levels. Modern language teachers strive to meet the (90 percent target language) immersion as recommended by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). In Classical studies, we emphasize grammar, translation, vocabulary, and derivatives. Students learn to relate the ancient language to contemporary English while studying classical history and mythology. 
*Please refer tograduation requirements and policies for level advancement.
  • Chinese Language and Culture I - Foundations

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Chinese I offers a robust entry to the Chinese language and culture. Anchored by the superior ACTFL Chinese textbook series, HuanYing, students are steeped right from the start in an eclectic, multi-pronged introduction that is fun, engaging, and highly practical. Rhymes, tongue-twisters, poems, videos, and annotated audio are among the curricular enhancements that boost vocabulary, engage interest, and maximize student use of the target language. Task-based communication is emphasized from the start, with students learning to introduce others, describe school, and ask fundamental questions. Students are given Skritter accounts to master characters, while they are also introduced to the historical and culturally significant idioms that permeate the language and open windows on the culture. With a pedagogical approach created by a native speaker of both English and Chinese, the course is uniquely tailored to the needs of American students learning Chinese for the first time.
  • Chinese Language and Culture II

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Chinese Language and Culture I and/or departmental approval
    Chinese II is an exciting course as it represents an expansive organic outgrowth from the foundation established in Chinese I. Students begin to explore additional methods of communication, including typing using the pinyin romanization system. They learn to format letters and emails, describe their schedule in detail, discuss Chinese cities and their characteristics, among many other key topics. Interactive communicative games are frequent classroom exercises, with students engaged in fun competition to maximize language recall and use. Presentational speaking is a focus, with students learning to explain Chinese idioms to one another, using circumlocutions to explain vocabulary, including its cultural relevance. Classroom learning is supplemented with field trips, and beginning in sophomore year students become eligible to apply for the Saints Go Global China trip.
  • Chinese Language and Culture III

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Chinese Language and Culture II and/or departmental approval
    Chinese III is a special course, in that students truly begin to develop an independence to their language study that can carry them not only through collegiate studies but to a post-college career of lifelong learning. The philosophy of the course is that language study is a lifelong and rewarding endeavor, and that students should develop the interest, independence, and skills necessary to develop themselves as far as they wish. Students are taught to use the dictionary, and deeply research the language using a plethora of paper and online resources. In addition to continuing with HuanYing, we also supplement the curriculum with annotated bits of classic films. The expectation is that students leaving Chinese III have a strong ear for a variety of voices and accents, and that they can communicate comprehensively on pragmatic topics.
  • Chinese Language and Culture IV

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Chinese Language and Culture III and/or departmental approval
    Chinese IV picks up where Chinese III leaves off, investigating more deeply the various styles in which Chinese is used across different media. In Chinese IV, students begin a more rigorous study of Chinese as it is used in newspapers, film, and music. Internet commentary is also engaged as a vehicle, bringing the living and evolving language to students’ fingertips. Students at this level can consider taking the AP exam if they wish, though this is not an AP course. In Chinese IV, we also begin to look closely at the difficult task of translation, involving such complex questions as the translation of secondary associations, tone, metaphor, and nuance. Students thus gain a new and unique insight into Chinese culture as it manifests in its language; whereas English is saturated with baseball and war metaphors, for instance, Chinese has its own set of routinely called upon symbols, allowing students to begin to reflect on the philosophical and political roots of the language and culture.
  • French I - Foundations

    Full Year
    1 credit
    This introductory course is for beginners or those with a limited background in French. Students acquire a solid foundation in French vocabulary, grammar, and culture as they explore various Francophone countries. Students will develop and strengthen their four communication skills through a variety of activities, individual and group work, written work, projects, games, skits, presentations, and reading comprehension. The textbook D’accord is supplemented by an audio program and online exercises. Guest speakers and volunteers visit and share their stories, highlighting our mission of global education, service learning, and language learning. By the end of this course, students will be able to communicate useful, everyday expressions that they can use in real life situations. This course is instructed predominantly in French.
  • French II

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: MS French 8 or French I
    This course develops and reinforces the four language skills of second year students as they review essential material from French I. Emphasis is on new grammatical structures and vocabulary pertaining to cultural themes (family relations, dining, health and wellness, sports and leisure activities). Students focus on their communicative competence by speaking only in the target language and thus gain vital listening and speaking skills. Students explore a variety of sources—poetry (René Philombé, Robert Desnos), short stories (“Mort à Paris” and “Mystère à Nice”), film (Les Choristes), art, and online and print media. In addition to the D’accord text series, students use the Haiku online learning platform, complete with interactive video and audio materials. Emphasis is on reading comprehension, oral discussion, written expression, and cultural awareness. Guest speakers visit and share their stories, highlighting our mission of global education, service learning, and language learning. This course is  instructed predominantly in French.
  • French II Honors

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: MS French 8 or French I and departmental approval
    In this accelerated French course, students continue to develop and refine their proficiency in all four language skills with an emphasis on idiomatic fluency, written expression, and cultural competency. In addition to the D’accord text series, students use the Haiku online learning platform, complete with interactive video and audio materials. With the students’ elevated reading skills, the class begins to explore a wider variety of sources—poetry (René Philombé, Robert Desnos), short stories (“Le Petit Nicolas” and “Un Meurtre dans un jardin français”), film (Les Choristes), art, and online and print media. Guest speakers visit and share their stories, highlighting our mission of global education, service learning, and language learning. This course is instructed predominantly in French.
  • French III

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: French II
    The French III course emphasizes the importance of using the French language effectively in a variety of situations, both written and spoken. The course textbook D’Accord Level II continues to provide a stimulating program that explores topics such as the future and professional lives, the environment, and the arts. Students focus on their communicative competence by speaking exclusively in the target language to gain vital listening and speaking skills. Additionally, students read, act out, and listen to recordings of Suivez la Piste, a French detective thriller. An exploration of a variety of sourcespoetry, short stories, film (Les Diaboliques), art, and online and print mediareinforce the skills of reading comprehension, oral discussion, and written expression. Cultural projects are focused on Francophone authors from around the world through ongoing reading in a supplemental classroom text, Histoires Francophones. This course is instructed predominantly in French.
  • French III Honors

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: French II Honors and departmental approval
    In this accelerated course, students continue to develop and refine their proficiency in all four language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—with an emphasis on students’ ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Conducted exclusively in French, students make ample use of the dynamic text series D’Accord, which explores the themes of personal relationships, life in the city, the media, and our society in evolution. Short stories (Juraver, Sempé-Goscinny), poetry (Prévert, Verlaine, La Fontaine), print/online media (TV5Monde, FranceTVInfo, Radio France Internationale), film (Diaboliques and La Gloire de Mon Père), and art serve as jumping-off points for discussion. Additionally, students read, act out, and listen to recordings of Suivez la Piste, a French detective thriller. As a culminating project, groups write, act in, and film their own detective iMovies.  Cultural projects focus on Francophone writers from around the world through the reading of a supplemental classroom text, Histoires Francophones.
  • French IV - Advanced Topics in the Francophone World

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: French III or French III Honors and departmental approval
    French IV offers students further development in core language skills as the class builds upon the grammatical and syntactical structures from French I-III, but emphasis is placed primarily on honing students’ listening and speaking skills. French IV students continue using D’Accord, which explores the important themes of family life (cuisine, personality, generational differences), pastimes (arts and sports), technology, and the environment. Through a variety of sources (short stories, poetry, print and online media, film, radio, art), students acquire the vocabulary necessary to enhance communicative competence. Additionally, students read and act out scenes from Molière’s Tartuffe and Leroux’s Le Mystère de la Chambre Jaune. Cultural projects center around Haiti and Normandy as many students in this class participate in our Haiti Mission Trip and/or our Normandy Exchange Program with the Lycée Jeanne d’Arc in the historic town of Bayeux, France.
  • AP French Language and Culture

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: French IV Francophone Literature Honors and/or departmental approval
    This advanced course is designed to train students in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational aspects of communication. The AP French Language and Culture course is organized by six cultural themes: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. Emphasis is on advanced grammar topics, practice in narrative and expository writing, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and extemporaneous speaking. Students analyze, reflect on, and discuss contemporary issues. In addition, guest speakers visit and share their stories, highlighting our mission of global education, service learning, and language learning. The program includes correspondence with a current Peace Corps Volunteer serving in a French-speaking country to enhance global awareness and understanding. The class is conducted exclusively in French and students must express themselves in French. This program prepares students for the Advanced Placement French Language and Culture examination (additional fee), which they take at the end of the year. Successful completion of this course requires significant outside work and diligent class preparation.
  • French IV - Francophone Literature Honors

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: French III Honors, AP French Language, and/or departmental approval
    This accelerated course refines students’ reading comprehension skills as they explore the works of Francophone writers from France, Africa, the Antilles, the Maghreb, and Canada. Students analyze major themes (class warfare, social injustice, tolerance, freedom, colonialism, and love and marriage) and learn to express abstract ideas both orally and in writing. The core reading list consists of Molière’s 17th century play, Tartuffe,  as well as the 20th century play, Une Tempête, by Martiniquais playwright, Aimé Césaire. These works serve as springboards for meaningful discussions and essay writing. Each year, this core is supplemented by poetry (Senghor, Ronsard, Verlaine, Labé) and short stories by Sebbar, Ben Jelloun, and Delerm, among others. Students examine the Negritude Movement of 1930s Paris, led by Césaire and Senghor, Senegal’s first president. Vocabulary and grammatical points are presented and practiced in context throughout the year. Cultural projects center around Haiti and Normandy as many students in this class participate in our Haiti Mission Trip and/or our Normandy Exchange Program with the Lycée Jeanne d’Arc in the historic town of Bayeux, France.
  • French V - Francophone Culture, Communities and Conversation

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: French IV, Honors Francophone Literature, or AP French Language and departmental approval
    This program is a fifth year class for French students whose goal is to exchange creatively and reflect in the French language. Since communication in a second language requires an understanding of the cultural context, our aim is to teach the living language as students “travel” to francophone countries and examine selected works (short stories, plays, films, music, art and online/print media).  Conducted entirely in French, this course provides an opportunity for students to improve their speaking and listening skills and is designed to provide practical opportunities for vocabulary development. Grammatical lessons are integrated in response to student needs and objectives. Assessments include reflection papers written in class as well as presentations. Additional topics may include: the history of French Film (Lumière Brothers, Méliès, and the New Wave Movement) as well as Francophone Théâtre. Selections of content may be made to match student interests. Reflection, exchange, and creativity enhance participants’ experiences, and cultural projects center primarily around Francophone Africa.The course is designed for students who want to continue in French, but not at the AP level.
  • Spanish I - Foundations

    Full Year
    1 credit
    This foundational course is for beginners or those with a limited background in Spanish. Students will develop a solid foundation in vocabulary, grammar, and culture as they explore the rich heritage of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will develop and strengthen proficiency in the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking through a variety of activities and assessments that include individual and group work, projects, games, skits, and presentations. The text series, ¡Qué Chévere!, provides students with a wide range of engaging and interactive online content that includes supplemental readers, exciting cultural videos, and access to all levels of the text series. Students will finish the year with a confidence in their proficiency and a deeper understanding of the richness of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Spanish II

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: MS Spanish 8 or Spanish I
    This course develops and reinforces the four language skills of second year students as they review essential material from Spanish I or Middle School Spanish courses. Students explore the contextual cultural themes of health and wellness, sports, and leisure activities, with integrated grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students focus on their communicative competence by speaking in the target language and thus gain vital listening and speaking skills. In addition to our text series  ¡Qué Chévere! 2, students engage in a broad range of online Spanish-language activities to improve their aural comprehension and deepen their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world. Emphasis is on reading comprehension, oral discussion, written expression, and cultural awareness.
  • Spanish II Honors

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: MS Spanish 8 or Spanish I and departmental approval
    This accelerated course offers further development of basic skills to students who have demonstrated a strong aptitude in the language. Increased proficiency is acquired through more extensive vocabulary building and expanded study of grammatical structure. Students continue to develop their communicative competence by interacting orally and in writing with other speakers in the target language. Emphasis is on new grammatical structures and vocabulary pertaining to cultural themes of health and wellness, sports, and leisure activities. Students focus on their communicative competence by speaking only in the target language and thus gain vital listening and speaking skills. In addition to our text series, ¡Qué Chévere! 2, students engage in a broad range of online Spanish-language activities to improve their aural comprehension and deepen their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Spanish III

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Spanish II
    Spanish III emphasizes the importance of using Spanish effectively and authentically in a variety of situations. The course provides a stimulating program that explores topics such as personal relationships, how teenagers communicate, and the environment. Students focus on their communicative competence by speaking in the target language to gain vital listening and speaking skills. The course textbook, ¡Qué Chévere! allows students online access to all of the content in the hard copy. Furthermore, through the textbook’s online portal, Passport, students are able to access all levels of the textbook in the ¡Qué Chévere! series, and a multitude of engaging and interactive content that fosters the students’ understanding of the language and culture represented by Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Spanish III Honors

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: Spanish II Honors and/or departmental approval
    This course is for strong, committed students who have demonstrated superior dedication and ability in Spanish. Like Spanish III, the Spanish Honors course uses the dynamic ¡Qué Chévere! 3 text and online series and students  learn to use Spanish effectively and authentically in a variety of situations, both written and spoken, while embarking on a deeper study of grammar as well as presentational writing and speaking. The course provides a stimulating program that explores topics including personal relationships, culture, and the environment. Students focus on their communicative competence by speaking exclusively in the target language to gain vital listening and speaking skills.
  • Spanish IV - Exploration of Latin American and Spanish Cultures

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Spanish III or Spanish III Honors and/or departmental approval 
    This course is for students who have successfully completed their language requirement and wish to continue their study of Spanish language and Hispanic culture and history. It is designed to further develop and elevate students’ proficiency in Spanish. Advanced vocabulary and grammatical structures are practiced through communicative activities within contextual themes including social justice and human rights in Latin America as well as food and cooking. Students continue to develop their communicative competence by interacting orally and in writing with other speakers of the language, understanding oral and written messages in the language, and making oral and written presentations in the language. Additional contexts include Spanish-speaking families, communities, and traditions in the United States and other countries, technology and globalization, education systems in the Spanish-speaking world as well as visual arts.
  • Spanish IV Honors - Advanced Topics and Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: Spanish III Honors and/or departmental approval
    This advanced level Spanish language course is designed to further develop students’ language proficiency while preparing them for the rigor of the AP Spanish course. We emphasize communicative activities in an immersive environment. Advanced vocabulary and grammatical structures are reviewed through the study of popular culture, literature, the news, and history. The focus is on authentic materials highlighting cultural comparisons and connections. Students learn to exchange and support opinions verbally and in writing on a variety of topics related to Hispanic culture, historical events, and current affairs.
  • Spanish V - Aventureros: Exploring the Spanish-Speaking World

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Spanish IV, Spanish IV Honors or AP Spanish Language and/or departmental approval
    In this course conducted entirely in Spanish, students will “pack their bags,” be “issued” passports, and “fly” to the variety of Spanish-speaking countries we will explore over the course of the year. Students will participate in a practical pre-departure process before entering the country, then, upon arrival, students will deepen their knowledge of the country by researching major historical and current events via reading articles, listening to podcasts, and watching authentic, award-winning films that provide unique cultural insight. Other dynamic components of this course include visiting the Inca exhibit at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, watching a theater performance in Spanish at GALA Hispanic Theatre in DC, and engaging with native Spanish-speaking members at St. Martín de Porres Senior Citizens Center in Alexandria.
     
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: Spanish IV Honors and/or departmental approval
    This advanced course is designed to engage students in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational aspects of communication in Spanish. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course is organized around six cultural themes: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. Students analyze, reflect on, and discuss contemporary issues from throughout the Spanish-speaking world including fair trade practices, traditional medicine, cultural traditions, the effects of globalization on children, migration, and religious trends as well as lighter fare such as contemporary Latin American pop, rock, hip-hop, and rap music. Students also embark on a journey of literary analysis, reading well-known poetry by José Martí and Pablo Neruda and short stories by Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende. AP Spanish Language students partake in the rich cultural offerings in the Washington, DC region such as field trips to exhibits at local museums as well as attending a Spanish-language play at the award-winning Gala Hispanic Theatre. This rich, engaging class prepares students for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture examination (additional fee) in May.
  • AP Spanish Literature

    Full Year - course is dependent on enrollment
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: Spanish IV Honors, AP Spanish Language, and/or departmental approval
    The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course is a survey course which covers the six AP Spanish Literature themes and the entire reading list outlined within the AP Spanish Literature Curriculum Framework. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish and covers Spanish and Latin American authors, and their works, from the medieval period to the present day. The works are presented by theme with the aim of integrating the historical themes and literary movements of the different time periods, and highlighting the schools of literature to which each piece belongs as well as the author’s style and the characteristics of each selection. The main texts, Abriendo puertas, provides students with the socio-cultural context necessary to fully comprehend each piece. Abridged versions of the texts are not used; the instructor provides the students with the full text in its original version. The two-semester course and its activities are intended to teach and enhance a student’s ability to acquire, identify, understand, discuss, interpret and analyze the form and content of literary works of prose, poetry and drama along with the literary terms and conceptual aspects of art and history of the time. The lessons are designed to help students interpret the figures of speech, tone, genre, style, characters, themes, and literary symbols in an effort to develop their analytical and interpretative skills.
  • Advanced Spanish Literature and Culture

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisites: AP Spanish Language, and/or departmental approval
    The Advanced Spanish Literature and Culture course is designed to match the rigor of the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature and Culture course, but with a more in-depth study of the most interesting literary works ranging from Medieval Spanish prose and poetry to Jorge Luis Borges’ short stories. We study each text in the course within the overarching aesthetic, ethical, and political principles of their time.
  • Latin I - Foundations

    Full Year
    1 credit
    This course provides an introduction to the Latin language and syntax. Students learn basic grammar and vocabulary while practicing simple translations based on ancient authors’ texts. Students also gain an overview of classical mythology, Roman history, daily life, and the geography of the ancient world.
  • Latin II

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: MS Latin 8 or Latin I and departmental approval
    This course continues the introduction to Latin grammar with emphasis on the remaining inflectional forms, the syntax of verbs, complex sentences, and vocabulary. Students explore the continuation and rich history of Latin as a post-Roman language that spans millennia. The course includes further study of Roman culture, history, and mythology. This course will be held in conjunction with Latin II Honors.
  • Latin II Honors

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: MS Latin 8 or Latin I and departmental approval
    This course assumes facility with all Latin I skills. Students are expected to be self-monitoring and self-motivated learners, eager to expand their understanding of the Latin language. The course continues the introduction to Latin grammar with emphasis on the remaining inflectional forms, the syntax of verbs, complex sentences, and vocabulary. Students explore the continuation and rich history of Latin as a post-Roman language that spans millennia. The course includes further study of Roman culture, history, and mythology. This course will be held in conjunction with Latin II.
  • Latin III

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Latin II or Latin II Honors and/or departmental approval
    In this course, students continue to build vocabulary and improve grammar skills. Through post-Roman Latin literature, students explore the influence of Latin in Europe during the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and beyond. The study of grammar culminates in an introduction to readings based on selections from authentic Latin prose with excerpts of Cornelius Nepos’ De Virīs Illustribus. Students employ their language and translation skills as a vehicle to learn Roman and post-Roman history.
  • Latin III Honors

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Latin II or Latin II honors and/or departmental approval
    This course assumes facility with all Latin II skills. Students are expected to be self-monitoring and self-motivated learners, eager to expand their understanding of the Latin language. Through post-Roman Latin literature, students explore the influence of Latin in Europe during the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and beyond. The study of grammar culminates in an introduction to readings based on selections from authentic Latin prose with excerpts of Cornelius Nepos’ De Virīs Illustribus. Students employ their language and translation skills as a vehicle to learn Roman and post-Roman history.
  • Latin IV - Survey of Latin Literature: Cicero, Ovid, Catullus, and Horace

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Latin III or Latin III honors and/or departmental approval
    Students in this course read and analyze prose and poetry from various eras of Latin literature in order to gain a deeper appreciation of Latin style and structure as well as Roman culture and history. Students focus on the structure, meter, and interpretation of poems from such poets as Catullus, Horace, and Ovid. They also focus on analyzing the style and historical significance of prose authors such as Caesar, Cicero, Erasmus, and others. The emphasis of this course is placed on developing a critical understanding of and an appreciation for the artistic merits of Latin literature in all its forms. This course will be held in conjunction with Latin IV honors.
  • Latin IV Honors - Survey of Latin Literature: Cicero, Ovid, Catullus, and Horace

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Latin III or Latin III Honors and departmental approval
    Students in this course read and analyze prose and poetry from various eras of Latin literature in order to gain a deeper appreciation of Latin style and structure as well as Roman culture and history. Students focus on the structure, meter, and interpretation of poems from such poets as Catullus, Horace, and Ovid. They also focus on analyzing the style and historical significance of prose authors such as Caesar, Cicero, Erasmus, and others. The emphasis of this course is placed on developing a critical understanding of and an appreciation for the artistic merits of Latin literature in all its forms. Students are expected to be self-monitoring and self-motivated learners, eager to expand their understanding of the Latin language. This course will be held in conjunction with Latin IV.
  • Latin V - Caesar and Vergil

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Latin IV
    Students read in Latin and in English substantial portions of Caesar’s Commentarii De Bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid. Students practice reading Latin at sight, exploring themes and essential questions, and analyzing literary devices and content. This course meets together with AP Latin.
  • AP Latin - Caesar and Vergil

    Full Year
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Latin IV Honors and departmental approval
    The course follows the syllabus published by the College Board AP program and is intended to prepare the student to take the AP exam on Caesar and Vergil. Students read in Latin and in English substantial portions of Caesar’s Commentarii De Bello Gallico and Vergil’s Aeneid. Students practice reading Latin at sight, exploring themes and essential questions, and analyzing literary devices and content.

Department Faculty

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    Fay Slattery

    Chair of the Modern and Classical Languages Department and Upper School Spanish Teacher
    703-212-2917
    Allegheny College, Meadville, PA - B.A.
    George Washington University, Washington, D.C. - M.A.
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    Sebastian Bartis

    Upper School Language Teacher (Spanish)
    703-212-2764
    University of Buenos Aires - B.A.
    University of Maryland, College Park - Doctoral Candidate
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    Christine Gasper

    Upper School Language Teacher (Spanish)
    703-212-2954
    Saint Louis University - Master of Arts
    Marywood University - Bachelor of Arts
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    Jayson Gilbert

    Upper School Language Teacher (Spanish)
    703-212-2862
    College of Charleston, Charleston, SC - BS
    SIT Graduate Institute - MA
  • Sebastian Gluzman

    Upper School Language Teacher (Spanish)
    703-212-2828
    SMU - Master in Bilingual and Gifted and Talented Education
    Universidad Austral (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - Licenciado en Comunicación Social
  • Kevin Jefferson

    Language Teacher (Latin), Upper School
    703-212-2913
    University of Virginia - B.A.
    University of Colorado Boulder - M.A.
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    Daniel Lowinger

    Middle and Upper School Language Teacher (Mandarin)
    703-212-2294
    Amherst College - BA
  • Allanah Nash-Denis

    Language Teacher, Upper School
    703-212-2797
    Delaware State University - Bachelor of Arts
  • Christophe Poyac

    Language Teacher Grades 4-5; MS Soccer Coach; Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach
    703-212-2848
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    Alexander Robinson

    Upper School Language Teacher (Latin)
    703-212-2795
    Tulane University - Juris Doctor
    Catholic University of America - Master of Arts
    University of the South (Sewanee) - B.A.
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    Kimberly Scott

    Upper School Language Teacher (French)
    (703) 212-2915
    Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT - B.A.
    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA - M.A.
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    Jamie Segraves

    Associate Director of Upper School and Spanish teacher
    703-212-2744
    The University of Texas at Austin - B.A.
    Middlebury College - M.A.
    Georgetown University - M.S.
    Seton Hall University - Ed.D.
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    Vonnique Van Way

    Upper School Language Teacher (French)
    703-212-2786
    Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA - M.A.
    Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. - B.S.
Age 3-Grade 12 coed Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia

Campuses

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  • Lower School

    Age 3-Grade 5
    400 Fontaine Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Middle School

    Grades: 6-8
    4401 West Braddock Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
  • Upper School

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304