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World Languages Department

The World Language Department offers a four- or five-year sequence in French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. All students take four years of world language. An AP course is offered as the culmination of all five language programs. Every world language course includes some cultural or historical units. In the modern languages, the goal is to provide a balanced program of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension.


  • French 1, 2, 3, AP
  • German 1, 2, 3, AP
  • Italian 1, 2, 3, AP
  • Latin 1, 2, 3, 4, AP
  • Mandarin 1,2,3
  • Spanish 1, 2, 3, 3 Honors, 4, 4 Honors, AP

Department Honors

Every year our students win more than two-hundred bronze, silver and gold medals in the national exams.

Department Extracurriculars

  • The World Language Department offers a club corresponding to each of the languages.  
  • Every student enrolled in a language course takes the national exam in the respective language.
  • Some Spanish students participate in the yearly Oral Proficiency Contest.
  • Latin students can compete in the Latin Certamen Contest.
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Samantha Carraher * Samantha Carraher World Languages Department Chair/Spanish Teacher  ext. 210
Peter Blank Peter Blank German Teacher  
Marianne Carrozza Marianne Carrozza Spanish Teacher  ext. 119
Stephanie Corey Stephanie Corey Asst. Admissions Director/Spanish Teacher  
Jeremy Dickinson Jeremy Dickinson Social Studies/Spanish Teacher  ext. 115
Beto Garcia Beto Garcia Spanish Teacher  
Korin Heinz Korin Heinz French/German Teacher  ext. 289
Shawna Hennessey Shawna Hennessey Italian Teacher  ext. 201
Dr. Marissa Porter Dr. Marissa Porter Latin Teacher  ext. 221
John Schoeph John Schoeph English/Italian/French Teacher  ext. 260
Cristina Lilek Cristina Lilek Spanish Teacher/Spanish Club Moderator  ext. 197
Zhen (Lex) Zhao Zhen (Lex) Zhao Mandarin Teacher/Mandarin Club Moderator  
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Samantha Carraher

Department Chair