Strategic World Languages

The Hill School is one of a few select boarding schools in the United States to offer two full-program critical-need languages (Arabic and Chinese) to its students. A critical-need language is designated in the U.S. as a language currently in very high demand for business and national security fields.

Hill School student enjoys Arabic tea

Students study the language and the culture

Why Learn a Critical-Need Language?

  • Gain the linguistic and cultural skills to be a leader in a diverse, globalized world
  • Open new opportunities in careers ranging from diplomacy to international business
  • Acquire new world views and contribute to intercultural and international relations
  • Attain skills that will distinguish you among college and job applicants
  • Align yourself with scholarships and travel opportunities
Students from 28 countries and as many U.S. states call The Hill School their home. This creates a naturally diverse setting for young minds to learn new languages, hone international skills, and develop global intelligence. Complementing this cultural pluralism, Hill’s Strategic World Languages Program offers a rigorous curriculum through which students can develop their linguistic and cultural competencies hand in hand.