Yellow Breeches Middle School

YBMS Course Sequence
Sixth Grade World Language: Spanish
Mrs. Miller
Seventh Grade World Language: French
Mrs. Mater
Eighth Grade French
Mrs. Mater
Eighth Grade Spanish
Mrs. Miller
Ms. Necci

»YBMS Program of Studies

»YBMS World Language Sequence

In eighth grade, a world language joins the core academic curriculum.  In preparation for that addition, sixth grade students are introduced to the study of Spanish, and seventh grade students are introduced to the study of French as part of the Creative Arts cycle.


Course Selection: Seventh to Eighth Grade

Current seventh graders will choose between French, Spanish, and Reading for eighth grade.  Parents are urged to discuss this process with the student prior to making a selection; communication with the guidance counselor and world language teachers is encouraged. 

The World Language Department recommends that students consider their future career and academic interests when making their course selection.  The Omniglot website has a concise and informative summary of how to choose which language to study.  Both French and Spanish offer equal opportunities at the high school: a sequence through the Advanced Placement level, a language club, and a chapter of the national honor society.


Course Selection: Eighth to Ninth Grade

»Course Selection for Incoming Freshmen - French

»Course Selection for Incoming Freshmen - Spanish

»Honors Course Expectations

Current eighth graders will schedule world language courses during the course selection period.  Parents are urged to discuss this process with the student prior to making selections; communication with the guidance counselor and current world language teacher is encouraged.  Eighth graders in a world language course should continue that same language at the high school regardless of level placement.  Students in the eighth grade reading course will schedule French I or Spanish I.