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World Languages and Cultures

Fifth graders choose a full-year course in Latin, Mandarin, or Spanish, which they will study throughout their four years in Middle School. Students investigate various cultural topics connected to their chosen language.
While an exploratory year in nature, the Grade 5 curriculum creates a solid foundation for future language acquisition in the chosen language. Most students begin their fifth grade year at the Novice Low level in all four skill areas. Anticipated progress is for a student to begin to perform at the Novice Mid sublevel by the end of the academic year.

Click here to view the MS Skills Checklist.
Click here to view the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines
Click here to view the ACTFL Proficiency Levels

Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.