Upper School English

Upper School English courses include a progressive study of vocabulary, punctuation, grammatical usage and writing skills. Students learn to wrestle with demanding texts, with an emphasis on close reading and discussion. Students demonstrate understanding through analytical and creative assignments, developing the skills to become powerful writers and communicators.


Highlight 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 

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