We teach Spanish language and culture at Orchard House for two primary reasons. The first is that the U.S, is the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world. The second reason is because scientific studies reveal that the learning of a second language increases brain function, stimulates creativity and encourages multiple perspectives.
Students discover the relevance and application of learning Spanish by applying their knowledge to practical scenarios in the language and by interacting with students from Spanish-speaking countries via technology.
Our program is intentionally designed to provide an understanding of other world cultures, increased ease in grasping general grammatical concepts, improved reading skills, and excellent high school preparation.
Orchard House School encourages girls to make connections to the larger world. We’ve found that studying a foreign language, such as Spanish, fosters respect for the perspectives of people from different backgrounds.