Kent Place School is pleased to announce that the first group of students to take Chinese language classes at Kent Place graduated on May 31.
The Chinese language program at Kent Place began in 2009 after two years of research by World Language Department Chair Katharine MacCornack and then Kent Place Director of Studies Gayle Allen. Since Kent Place has a Global Learning program, and French and Spanish were already offered, they thought it would be beneficial for students to have the opportunity to learn an Asian language as well.
After interviewing more than 30 schools about their Chinese language programs, they, along with Director of the Middle School Karen Rezach, decided students would have the opportunity to begin Chinese studies in sixth grade.
The following students are the first to graduate Kent Place after taking Chinese classes since sixth grade: Ivanka Bhambhani, Sarah Chin, Isabelle Donatelli, Zoe Pappas, Sarah Pavlak and Madeleine Vance.