All students at HMS learn Spanish where small group lessons are a communicative and cultural experience.
A proficiency-based curriculum and performance based assessments allow students to show what they can do in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and interpersonal communication. Fast-paced lessons, authentic resources and situations, differentiated instruction, and creative projects such as puppet shows, scavenger hunts, fashion shows, and music video productions, enable students to use Spanish in inventive and “real world” ways.
Our overarching goal is culturally appropriate interaction and communication in a fun, encouraging environment.
Students develop an ease and confidence with the Spanish language while at HMS. Our Middle School graduates demonstrate communicative proficiency and cultural competency to enter the most rigorous high school Spanish II and Honors II classes as freshmen. After graduating from HMS a large majority of our alumni participate in international travel abroad, study abroad and humanitarian efforts in Spain and Latin America, ranging from weeks long to semester long opportunities.
Stop in for a class or to share your travel experiences. Visitors are always welcome!