Upper School students are required to study at least one foreign language (including Latin) through Level III. French and Spanish courses are available through the AP level and qualified students have the opportunity to pursue language even further via an independent study. Upper School classes in French and Spanish continue the immersion method begun in the Middle School years. Students are expected to commit themselves to developing oral fluency as well as proficiency in reading and writing. Toward the latter goal, literary works in all genres are read, and written work is regularly assigned.