MVCS includes Spanish language classes as part of our curriculum for our younger elementary students (grades 1-4) and our junior high (grades 7-8) 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. (Students in grade 5-6 participate have Band or Chorus Class instead of Spanish Class.)
- All MVCS students have the opportunity to participate in school-wide mission projects to support Casa Hogar orphanage and Mercy Home foster home. Students pray for the children and staff daily and collect needed items periodically throughout the year.
- All MVCS students and their families 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, pain faces, eat lunch, and sing worship songs in English and Spanish.
Elementary Spanish Classes:
- Elementary grade students meet weekly with the Spanish teacher to learn the Spanish alphabet, colors, basic Spanish greetings and prayers, and sing songs in Spanish.
- Older elementary grade students also learn additional vocabulary words and more complex conversational phrases, and study the flags and customs of various Spanish speaking countries.
Junior High Spanish Classes:
- MVCS's Junior High Spanish classes meet twice a week.
- Through the two-year program students complete high school Spanish Level I, with many students opting to continue into Spanish Level II as high school freshmen.