In San Silvestre language learning is not only part of the academic profile but is a distinctive sign of its character as a bilingual school (English-Spanish). Living in a globalised world, fluency in a range of languages is no longer considered a privilege but an essential requirement. San Silvestre School considers the learning of different languages to be of utmost importance in increasing access to and deepening understanding of other cultures.
Research has shown that “children do not learn language by learning language”; they learn language through active and authentic communication: speaking, reading, listening and interacting with the language to explore ideas and solve real problems.
It is our goal that students leave San Silvestre School with a wide range of “future-ready” / future-proof attributes to ensure they are:
Knowledgeable global citizens
Capable technology users
Strong team contributors
San Silvestre School provides all students with the opportunity to learn both English and Spanish at an early age as languages acquired naturally and fluently as part of their daily learning. Later, when entering grade four of the Primary section, our students are introduced to French which they can continue learning until they sit the International Examinations. In third year of Secondary school students can opt to study a fourth language such as Mandarin or Italian.