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Our Upper School English program foregrounds questioning as a tool to help students make connections between text and lived experiences, and engage with literature both empathetically and analytically. To foster an openness to other perspectives, we intentionally provide students with diverse texts from writers and with characters with a broad range of experiences. Through their English coursework, Upper Schoolers become skilled analytical and creative writers, and attuned readers with an enthusiasm for literature and interpretation.

Highlights of English Electives:

  • Magazine-Style Writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Documentary Storytelling
  • Getting Personal: Memoir & Autobiography
  • The Other in Literature
  • Family in Modern American Drama
  • The Literature & Science of Happiness
  • 19th Century Classic: Moby-Dick
  • Jane Austen: 21st Century Woman
  • Invisible Man: A Search for Identity & Place