Foreign Languages

Children who learn a second language have improved academic performance, superior problem solving skills, and score higher on standardized tests. Studies also indicate that students who learn a language before the onset of adolescence are more likely to become proficient as compared to those who begin their language studies post adolescence.
Preschool Program
At World Compass Academy, every Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten student receives 35 minutes of immersion foreign language each class day. French, Mandarin, and Spanish tracks are available.

Elementary School Program
At World Compass Academy, every K-5 student receives 45 minutes daily of foreign language taught immersion style. The lessons taught in the foreign language block support and supplement the Core Knowledge curriculum for each grade. When students begin at World Compass, they will choose a single language track to follow through grade eight. World Compass offers three language track options to its elementary students: 1.) Mandarin Chinese, 2.) French, 3.) Spanish.

Middle School Program
All middle school students (6-8th) will be required to take a foreign language. Middle School students will be able to continue their language study from elementary and/or may also elect to begin the study of a new language. All foreign language classes will be taught immersion style. Middle School Language Offerings: 1.) Mandarin Chinese, 2.) French, 3.) Spanish.
For more information about our Foreign Language program, please email Madam Maurice

Once my child is enrolled at WCA, can he/she switch languages?

1. Once a student accepts enrollment, they may not change their language for the upcoming academic year.

2. Students are allowed to switch languages when moving from Pre-K to Kindergarten. Students moving from Elementary to Middle School will have the opportunity to add an additional language as an elective.

3. If a student doesn't meet the criteria of #2, but wants to switch languages, they can send a request to Mary Bertke to be put on a language switch waitlist. If #1 has been met, a current student may only switch languages if a current student withdraws from the desired grade/language. A current student may not take the language spot of a new, incoming student.
4. Should a student have special circumstances resulting in a request for a language track change, the Administration will evaluate such requests on a case by case basis.