Native Language Support

Although the DEVI School delivers all of its curriculum in English, students whose first language is not English are certainly welcome here! To ensure the best opportunities for success, English proficiency must be demonstrated by all student applicants at the time of enrolment. Questions regarding students' English proficiency can be directed to the school office.

Maintenance of all students' native language is very important. Students are strongly encouraged to bring with them to school varied materials in their native language such as books, magazines, videos, and even textbooks where appropriate. Students are also encouraged to write emails to parents, siblings and extended family in their native language. Finally, many students will meet friends here who also speak their native language as their first or second language. It is not unusual to hear lively discussions at meal times in Italian, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, all at the same time!