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World Language Program Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare all students to communicate in another language, to interact with other cultures and to respect all God's people.

World Language Program Standards


 Communicate in languages other than English  


Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures


 Connect with other disciplines and acquire information


Develop insight into the nature of language and culture


Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world





The goal of the World Language Program is to provide all students with an introduction to a second language and its culture. The study of the Spanish Language and culture enables students to interact and communicate with others, while gaining a greater understanding and respect for the cultural perspectives, practices, and products of different countries.

At St.Mary's Catholic School, the World Language Program includes grades, PreK-8 . Kindergarten through grade 4 meet once per week. Many of the topics studied and reviewed each year are numbers, colors, the days of the week, the months of the year, weather, seasons, family, parts of the body, clothing, geography,classroom objects, Hispanic holidays, foods, and occupations. The children participate in a variety of activities during classes including conversations, vocabulary, singing, dancing, hands-on projects, and the study of Hispanic cultures. The program in grades 5 through 8 meet twice per week . All of the topics above are studied with a greater emphasis on geography, culture, verb usage, grammar, parts of speech and conjugation of verbs.

Some of the cultures studied include Mexico's geography and cultural practices, the history of the Aztec, Inca, and Mayan Indians, and the geography and customs of Spain. Central and South America are also studied in the upper grades. In addition, students compare and study the significance of many of the Hispanic holidays such as Mexican Independence Day,Hispanic Heritage Month, The Day of the Dead, December holidays with emphasis on Our Lady of Guadalupe and Juan Diego. The year is ended with Cinco de Mayo activities.

The World Language Program has proven to be a positive influence on the students.

St Mary's Information

St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.



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