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Reeds Brook Middle School will offer foreign language in grades 6-8 starting next year.


Our Jr/Sr High School in Easton offers Spanish to grades 8-12.


Caribou Middle School offers French to grades 7-8.


Here at the Etna-Dixmont School we offer French in grades 5-8.  Grades 5 and 6 have it twice per week and grades 7 and 8 three times.


            There is no foreign language at grade 5 for HBS.  We have a successful afterschool program FLY (Foreign Language for Youth) that we offer each year.

Brunswick Junior High School offers an exploratory course of one quarter of French and one quarter of Spanish to 6th graders. They have approximately 20 hours of exposure to each language.

Students choose to continue either French or Spanish for their 7th and 8th grade years.  Those students have between 70 and 80 hours of class per year in their chosen language. If they successfully complete two years of the language chosen in junior high they can begin in French II or Spanish II in high school.


There is a half time teacher is in the budget for the 15-16 year.


Bonny Eagle Middle School offers French and Spanish.  Students in grade 6 get an overview.  7th and 8th grade students have two options.  One is a regular middle school course.  The other is “advanced” which allows the students to move through the level one course before entering high school. Students who are below grade level in reading/math often do not participate in the language program.  They get RTI during that time typically.


Cony middle school teaches grades 7 and 8.  We offer French, German and Spanish.  In grade 7 students take an Intro to Foreign Language and receive instruction in all 3 languages, like a survey of languages, for approximately 25 days.  At the end of grade 7, students choose one of these languages to take in grade 8.  In grade 8 their preferred choice is one semester in length.   


Middle School of the Kennebunks is a 6 – 8 school. In 6th grade foreign is part of our Allied Arts program. Students participate twice/week in 1/2 year of French and then a 1/2 year of Spanish. At the end of the year, students choose either French or Spanish as additional academic subject. The vast majority of our students will take French II or Spanish II when they move onto high school.

Gardiner Regional Middle School, Gardiner

Grade 6 (1 Quarter = French / 1 Quarter = Spanish)

             – Student selects a language of focus for Grades 7 & 8

Grade 7 & 8 (1 Semester Each: Language of Choice)

Mount Desert Island

Trenton School – we offer French to all of our K-8 students


Mildred L. Day School offers Spanish K-5   – twice per week for 30 minutes each.

Van Buren

At Van Buren District School, we have French K-12.  It’s kind of a cultural thing up here, but K-8, most of them have it a couple of times a week.


Greely Middle School offers French and Spanish 5 days a week for 50 minutes in grades 6-8.

SAD 15, Gray / New Gloucester

MSAD 15 offers Spanish to all students in grades K-8.


Gorham Middle School – We offer one semester of French or Spanish to our 8th graders; one 7 week period of French or Spanish to our 7th graders and our 6th graders get an introduction to World Languages for a 3 week period.

Beginning in 2016-2017 we plan to offer a full year of French or Spanish to 8th graders. Not sure what we’ll be doing with the other grades yet.


Veazie has grades 6-8 FL with Spanish in 7 & 8 of it survives budget cuts. 

Lyman Moore Middle School, Portland

Moore offers Spanish, French and ASL for 6-8. Students select one upon entry and stay with that language for the 3 years. Students get it on an every other day basis.


We offer French for 7-12. 


Wiscasset Schools Department offers Grade 7-12 language French and Spanish.  🙂


Winslow Jr. High- grades 6-8, Spanish 1/2 time and French 1/2 time.


Falmouth offers Spanish all those grades and French grades 6-8.


Center Drive School offers World Language to grades 3-8. Grades 3 and 4 get French 1 day a week.. Grades 5, 6, and 8 get French 2 times per week and grade 7 gets a Spanish exploration course two days a week.


We offer experiences in Spanish and French at Messalonskee Middle School.


            Madawaska Elementary School has a French program from grades K-6.  

We offer a full year of French in both 7th and 8th grade – mandatory for all students.


Grade 5 offers one foreign language at Lisbon Community School.


Next year, BCS will provide an introduction to French and Spanish – about 6 weeks of each – for all of our 6th graders.  Seventh graders will get one quarter of each language; eighth graders will have the option of a year of French, or a year of Spanish, or a half year of Art combined with a half year of Health class


York Middle School teaches German, Spanish, and French to 7th and 8th graders.  Over two years it is the equivalent of the first year of a high school language.

St. Michaels, Augusta

We offer French for students in grades K-8


At Vinalhaven we offer French for K-12.


Caravel Middle School we offer a half year of both French and Spanish to our 6th grade students and our 7th and 8th grade students choose to take either French or Spanish for each year.

Old Orchard Beach

At Loranger Memorial School we have exploratory French/Spanish for grade 5 on an allied arts rotation.  6-8 has foreign language on quarterly basis.


All Saints in Bangor offers French grades 5-8.


Messalonskee Middle School has French and Spanish for students in grades 6-8.


At Samuel L. Wagner Middle School, we currently we offer foreign language for 40 mins 1x week for 8th graders only in RSU22 schools.  Beginning in the fall of 2015, however, will begin offering Spanish to all students in grades 5-8 

40 mins 3x week for grades 6-8

40 mins 1x week for grade 5


At Saco Middle School We offer French and Spanish to all 6th graders.  In 7th and 8th grade, they choose one and take it on a regular basis.

RSU 1, Bath

We just added a foreign language teacher to our budget this year.  This is a starting point of reintegrating foreign language to our middle school curriculum.  The target grades for next fall are 6th and 7th.  We hope to build the program from there.


We offer two years of foreign language. (Grades 7 and 8). They can select which language to study for two years. The classes meet daily for a year. Students who are successful at our level transition into French II or Spanish II for their 9th grade year.


At Eastport Elementary School we have the high school Spanish teacher do some introductory Spanish, language, history and culture with grades 5-8 twice per week for 45 minutes. Some of the advanced students are allowed to move from Spanish 1 to Spanish 2 when they reach high school.

Maranacook Community Middle School, Readfield

We offer German, French, and Spanish.

MSAD 41, Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange, and Milo

We offer an introductory to Spanish and ASL for 8th grade to spark interest going into High School.


Scarborough offers language 6-8. Not 5. It changes yearly according to budget

South Portland

In South Portland no 5th graders are offered foreign language instruction.

In 6th and 7th grade, students can choose a semester, every other day for 40 minutes, of French or Spanish—just one semester a year.

In 8th grade it is a full year, every day, 40 minute class.  Students can choose French or Spanish.   If proficient at the end of the 8th grade year, they can enroll in a level 2 course in high school.


Freeport Middle School offers Spanish and French.  Students who take two years of a language in MS can meet Level I requirements and take level II upon entering high school. Our graduation requirements are that all students must complete through level II.

Bar Harbor

Grades 3-8 offer French 2 times a week. 

Kids RSU, Hallowell, Farmingdale, Richmond, Dresden, and Monmouth

We offer Spanish, French and Japanese to grades 5 through 8.

Rafferty Beatrice School, Perry

My students all take Passamaquoddy Language instruction, grades K-8…….not very foreign though as it has been here for 20,000 years 🙂

Fort Kent

MSAD #27 offers French to 7th and 8th graders for 2 trimesters.


Molly Ockett Middle School provides French and Mandarin to 8th grade students. If they pass the class successfully, they enter their 9th grade year and can take the level 2 of that same language class. These two classes were based on student interest, next year the foreign language could change based on student input.


Ocean Ave Elementary offers Spanish to grades 2-5.


            The three schools in SU69 offer K-8 foreign language.


            We offer elementary French at the 4th and 5th grade level – two times a week. 40 minute blocks. 6th – 7th -8th grade receives French every other day for an hour.

MSAD 27, Valley River Middle School

            Valley River Middle School offers French in 7th and 8th.

Lake Region Middle School, Naples

            For 6th, we have a trimester of French and of Spanish, then students and parents choose which one they study for two years in 7th and 8th.

In 7 and 8, students study one language (their choice of French or Spanish) for two years, meeting every other day for 53 minutes all year.

RSU 16, Poland

RSU #16 does not currently offer foreign language to any students in grades 5-8.  There is one teaching position in next year’s budget to provide Spanish at the middle school (grades 7 and 8) but the exact format has not been determined.

Westbrook Middle School, Westbrook

          Westbrook Middle School offers foreign language in grades 5 – 8.  Grade 5 is an introduction to World Languages (both French and Spanish).  In 6th grade, students choose either French or Spanish and continue with that language throughout middle school in grades 6,7 and 8.

Sacopee Valley, Milo

Spanish or French offered beginning in grade #7(In the past it has been offered to the upper level students in place of RTI. Next year it will be offered to all.)

A survey goes home with 6th graders and the language with the most support is chosen for the following year. For the past few years it has been French. This year, for example there is both a 7th and 8th grade French class.

At SVHS, 9th and 10th graders were offered Spanish-so there are 9th graders in Spanish 11 and 10th graders in Spanish111.Juniors are enrolled in French IV and seniors AP French.

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