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.

    Read our course descriptions here.

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In the News

  • Fourth straight best-in-state in Vocab Bowl

    Diman is proud to announce its fourth straight win as Massachusetts state champions in Vocab Bowl! Mastering over 97,000 words this year, Diman students have proven that, despite the pandemic and challenges of remote learning, we are now, more than ever, #DimanStrong. Thanks to all 1,450 of our students, as well as our instructors, for making this year our best win ever! (6/17/21)

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  • Award-winning author to visit Diman

    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)

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  • Diman Bengal Education Foundation funds Chromebooks at Diman

    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)

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