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World Languages & Cultures

OUR DEPARTMENT'S title, the World Languages and Cultures Department, emphasizes the importance that we live in a global village, where communication and cultural understanding have become increasingly important and underscores Friends Academy's long-standing commitment to developing and nurturing a diverse community, which includes a wide range of cultural backgrounds. We seek to help students build proficiency in the oral and written use of a second language, as well as gain a fundamental knowledge of the literature, culture, and traditions associated with the nations where it is spoken. 

We offer Mandarin, French, Spanish, Latin and Ancient Greek in the Upper School. 

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Department Members

Polly Duke – Department Head
Matt Davison
Rachel Hall
Ruth Lloves
Jasmine Narcisse
Edgar Posada
Sara Pozzi
Qing Zhong