Writing. Reading. Thinking.

The Middle School English program fosters an environment in which students learn to think and read critically, articulate their ideas through writing and speaking, and develop an independent voice. Students have opportunities to share books with peers, lead class discussions, reflect on their work and ideas, write creatively and persuasively, discuss current events, and quench their thirst for exploring the finer points of the English language. Throughout the three years, students develop study skills, the ability to manage time and materials, and mutual respect and tolerance. 

Students strengthen their ability to actively analyze source material, synthesize and organize information, and clearly communicate ideas through the written and spoken word. This course contributes to the sixth grade interdisciplinary goals of developing study skills, managing time and materials, and practicing mutual respect and tolerance.