The study of world languages and cultures is an
important part of the Bement curriculum. Beginning in kindergarten,
and continuing through grade five, students take one term each of
Chinese, Spanish, and French.
In the upper school, all sixth grade students take an introductory
year of Latin, which strengthens their knowledge of grammar and
vocabulary, and provides an excellent foundation for further
language study. In the seventh grade, students commit to a
three-year study of Chinese, French, Latin, or Spanish, to round out
their upper school language experience.
In addition, each year our eighth and ninth grade students in a
national test in Spanish, Latin, and French and fare extremely well
among regional and national participants.