Students receive basic Spanish language instruction in kindergarten through fifth grade. Three times every two weeks students study the language through the use of a storytelling methodology called Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS). In addition, students actively engage in each class through the use of vocabulary-building games and songs, and by exploring the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Children who study a foreign language before age 10 may find it easier to master that language and other languages; foreign language instruction also improves students’ command of English. The program is integrated into the Lower School curriculum and prepares students for more intensive foreign language study in Middle and Upper School.