Upper School

World Languages

The World Language Department of the Ellis School is committed to following the national standards for world language learning as applied to the teaching of French, Latin, and Spanish. Students learn to communicate by understanding and interpreting written and spoken language and by expressing themselves in a variety of ways. Students further their knowledge of other disciplines and develop insight into the nature of language in general. They demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the culture studied and their own.

By gaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures, students are able to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

Upper School World Languages News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Isabel Adelaide Brooke '16

    2016 Upper School Prizes Announced

    The Ellis School, as part of its 2016 closing exercises, honored graduating seniors for outstanding academic achievement, sportsmanship, and service to the community. We congratulate these members of the Class of 2016 for excellence in the following subject areas:
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  • Ellis takes first place at JCL

    Ellis Latin students in grades 8 to 12 placed 1st overall in the state for Division II Teams at the 65th annual Pennsylvania Junior Classical League convention at Penn State May 20 - 22. The Pennsylvania Junior Classical League, an organization for junior and senior high school students enrolled in Classical Courses, was "formed to promote the study of Latin and Greek and to impart an understanding of the debt which our own culture owes to that of Classical antiquity.”
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  • Sanjana Adurty '16

    Twenty Ellis Students Earn National Spanish Examinations Awards

    Ellis Spanish students in grades 9 to 12 competed in the National Spanish Examinations. The NSE are online, standardized assessments which recognize student achievement and to promote language proficiency in the study of the Spanish. More than 150,000 students in the United States took the test in 2016.
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