Oakland Catholic is proud of its tradition of excellence in
foreign languages and the fact that we offer one of the most
extensive high school foreign language programs in Western
Pennsylvania. OC's curriculum offers a complete 4 or 5 year
sequence in Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, and Spanish, with A.P.
classes currently available in all languages except Chinese.
Students are required by the state of Pennsylvania to complete two
years of study of the same language. Most colleges prefer to see a
3 or 4 year sequence of study in one language. Given that 98% of
our graduates continue their education at the college or university
level, the majority of OC students take a minimum of three years of
a foreign language. It is important to note that a significant
number of OC students pursue the study of more than one foreign
language simultaneously, as long as their schedule permits this