Beginning in the Kindergarten year, Ridgewood students take Spanish classes as part of the standard curriculum. At the Lower Level, Spanish is offered as a twice-weekly Special Class, focusing on both vocabulary growth and cultural understanding. In the Upper Level, Spanish is a core content class.
During the 5th and 6th grades, students complete the equivalent of Spanish I; during 7th and 8th grades, students complete the coursework for Spanish II. Most Ridgewood graduates feel comfortable entering Year III of high school foreign language.
During Fiesta Fridays, Upper Level students continue to enjoy traditions and foods from Spanish-speaking cultures.