Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are taught to respect diverse cultures, histories, and traditions. They learn grade-appropriate communication and Catholic prayers. Foundational vocabulary instruction begins in kindergarten and progresses through the grades. As verbal skills increase, students learn grammar and usage. Conjugation of verbs and conversational Spanish are emphasized with the goal of preparing students for the rigors of high school language courses. Sixth through eighth grade students are required to listen and respond in Spanish. Presentations and cooperative learning projects are essential components of the Spanish curriculum.