Languages


Dwight is an international community, with students and faculty representing over 40 nationalities. Our classrooms, hallways, and student lounges are filled with the sounds of lively conversations in many languages. Instruction begins at age two:

Preschool 2s–Kindergarten

  • Spanish and Mandarin (included)

Grades 1–5

  • Spanish, French, and Mandarin (included)
  • Mother Tongue instruction in Spanish, French and Mandarin (included)
  • Additional language offerings are available upon request (extra fee)

Grades 6–12

  • Spanish, French, and Mandarin (included)
  • Mother Tongue instruction in Spanish, French and Mandarin (included)
  • Language acquisition in Italian, German, and Hebrew (extra fee); additional languages are available, most recently: Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Dutch, Russian, Latin, and ASL



Our Language Philosophy

Personalized Learning

  • Every student is unique and has different language needs inside and outside the classroom
  • Students have a right to continue to develop their Mother Tongue, helping to instill a greater sense of pride in, and a deeper understanding of, their own identity

Community

  • Language learning helps students to respect and appreciate their own and other cultures
  • Within an international community and Dwight’s global network of schools, students forge deeper connections with peers through language learning and proficiency

Global Vision

  • Dwight encourages students to view and meet challenges from a global perspective
  • Language learning promotes international mindedness and multicultural understanding
  • Students become bi-and multi-lingual, positioning them for success in today’s global world


Powered by Finalsite