English Department Overview
The four-year English Language Arts curriculum is designed to focus on the development of analytical, critical thinking and writing skills. Students read and think critically about themselves, literature and the world around them. In an innovative and collaborative learning environment, students are encouraged to clearly and effectively express ideas. They are taught to articulate well-developed theses that are logically supported by relevant evidence. Through the development of sound writing skills, students prepare for the technical and communication challenges of the 21st century.
In the News
On Friday, September 20th, 2019, award-winning author Padma Venkatraman will be speaking with our freshmen students about her 2010 novel, Climbing the Stairs. The story, set during World War II and British-occupied India, follows Vidya, a fifteen-year-old girl from India who dreams of attending college during a time where her culture frowns upon this behavior from young women. Political events unfolding in her country also lead to a deep internal struggle as she wrestles with who she is and what defines her. (9/11/19)
The Diman Bengal Education Foundation presented $14,300 to the school for the 100% purchase price of 55 Chromebooks. This technology has become a resourceful tool within the English Language Arts Department and helps prepare sophomore students for MCAS 2.0 testing. (3/28/19)
Congratulations to the following students, who were recognized for their submissions to the 2017 Letters About Literature Writing Contest, sponsored by The United States Library of Congress. (6/14/17)