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Ongoing Admissions

We are accepting applications for 6th and 8th grades. For information, call or email Shelley Morgan, Director of Admissions.

At Waring, French is more than an academic subject. The language is alive and present in our school. All our classes, from beginners through advanced, are conducted entirely in French by native or near-native speakers. This is a rare and highly effective approach to language acquisition. Students spend up to seven years studying the language and travel to French speaking countries, thus becoming nearly fluent by the end of their Waring career. French classes are small and grouped by level and not by age.

Our program begins with partial immersion in Core (Grades 6 and 7). At that level, the focus is on developing quick comprehension and acquiring authentic French pronunciation. Early on, our students are comfortable improvising basic conversations naturally. In a typical class, meeting four times a week, you can see older and younger students gossiping in French, singing pop songs, watching excerpts of the news, playing games or roles or discussing French literature in depth. Every year, our Waring students rank at the top on the national French contest, Le grand concours. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors excel on the SATII French test and French AP exam. Students who attain a sophisticated command of the language before their Senior year may choose to enroll in a post AP course. The most competent Juniors and Seniors may apply to serve as French Teaching Assistants.
In Group 2 (Grade 9) students participate in a four-week exchange program in Angers, France. Every February, all students participate in a French poetry recitation contest judged by members of the French Consulate. Under the guidance of their teachers, each class prepares original French skits for performance in All-School Meeting, thus challenging the performers as well as the audience.

Travel is very much a part of the Waring experience, to the province of Québec, to Angers, Paris, and also Provence in order to enhance their language skills and deepen their understanding of other disciplines. Waring often inspires graduates to pursue language studies abroad in college and beyond while fostering global awareness.

French Plays

Huis Clos
Jean-Paul Sartre
Spring, 2014
La Cantatrice Chauve
Eugène Ionesco
Spring, 2014
Le Mariage de Figaro
Beaumarchais
Winter, 2012
Les Précieuses Ridicules
Molière
Winter, 2010
La Cantatrice Chauve
Eugène Ionesco
Winter, 2010
L’Amour Médecin
Molière
Winter, 2006
Knock
Jules Romains
Winter, 2004
L’Avare
Molière
Winter, 2002
Marius
Marcel Pagnol
Fall, 1996
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Molière
Spring, 1989
La Cantatrice Chauve
Eugène Ionesco
Winter, 1992
Le Malade Imaginaire
Molière
Winter, 1990