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An Episcopal, co-educational 100% boarding school in Middletown, Delaware for grades 9 – 12

Modern Languages


At all levels of foreign language teaching, the Modern Language Department has as its primary goal the enrichment and broadening of the perspectives of its students. Through the study of language, our students develop an understanding and appreciation of other cultures, and their history, literature, art and geography.

Small classes at all levels stress strong communication skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Our classrooms afford dynamic opportunities for students to express themselves in a new language, and to use that language to discuss literary and historical texts. Active learning in the classroom and the language lab allows students to enhance their skills in listening and collaboration.

St. Andrew's modern languages faculty have all lived abroad and have pursued advanced work in their fields. We encourage our students to travel and have offered cultural and service learning trips in the spring and summer to countries including Nicaragua, Haiti, China, Guadeloupe, Costa Rica, and Peru. We also recommend specific programs to students who are interested in a study abroad or travel abroad experience.

Modern Language Courses




Department News

Modern Languages Faculty

Anabel Barnett

Titles: Teaching Fellow in Spanish

ChiaChyi Chiu

Titles: Chinese, International Student Advisor

Donald Duffy

Titles: Spanish, Head Coach – Boys Thirds Soccer, Assistant Coach – Wrestling

Angelica Huang-Murphy

Titles: Chinese Teacher, Assistant Director of Admission, L Dorm/Gaul East Dorm Dorm Parent, International Student Advisor

David Miller

Titles: Modern Languages Department Chair, Spanish, Head Coach – Boys JV Basketball, Associate Head Coach - Baseball

Pam Pears

Titles: V Form Advisor, French, Assistant Coordinator of Community Service

Elizabeth Preysner

Titles: Associate Chaplain, Religious Studies, Spanish, Assistant Coach - Indoor Track

Ana Ramírez

Job Title: Casa Latina
Titles: William S. Speers Associate Head of School, Spanish, Advisor to Casa Latina

Max Shrem

Job Title: LGBTQ Affinity & Jewish Affinity
Titles: IV Form Academic Advisor, French, LGBTQ+ Affinity Group Advisor, Jewish Affinity Group Advisor