Only 5.6 % of the world's total population speaks English as a primary language. Studying and learning a foreign language can significantly advance a child’s cognitive development, as well has his/her understanding and appreciation of the world. Moreover, the Church has played a particularly significant role in the establishment of many areas in which Spanish is spoken. Given this, the OLVCS administration has chosen to offer Spanish classes at all grade levels.
OLVCS students at the elementary level have one Spanish class per week. These classes focus on vocabulary development and appreciation of the cultures and nations for which Spanish is the primary language.
Students in grades 6-8 have two Spanish classes per week. The goal of the middle school Spanish program is to fully prepare all students to enter Spanish 1 (Experienced) at the high school level. Motivated OLVCS students also are able to successfully test into Spanish 2 at the high school level.