MVCS includes Spanish language classes as part of our curriculum for all first through eighth grade students. Studies indicate that young children’s brains (up until the age of 8) are uniquely suited to learning a second language. It is our desire to optimize this learning potential, helping them to converse in the world they live in and preparing them for foreign language learning in high school and beyond.
- First through third grade students learn the Spanish alphabet, colors, basic Spanish greetings, and sing songs in Spanish.
- Fourth through six grade students learn additional vocabulary words and more complex conversational phrases, and study the flags and customs of various Spanish speaking countries.
- All students learn how to pray in Spanish and are encouraged to practice at home by praying in Spanish with their family.
- Mission projects are incorporated into all Spanish classes through the support of Casa Hogar orphanage and Mercy Home foster home. Students pray for the children and staff daily and collect needed items periodically throughout the year.
- Students may volunteer to participate in day-long mission trips to the orphanage where they will interact with 60+ Spanish-speaking children, practice their Spanish, share their love of Christ, play soccer, paint faces, eat lunch, and sing worship songs in English and Spanish. While MVCS seeks to be a blessing to the orphanage with our efforts, we always leave feeling more blessed.