The English department believes that skilled writing and critical reading are essential, not only to one’s success in an academic setting, but also to one’s development as an engaged and thoughtful global citizen. Therefore, the development of these two areas forms the foundation of our English instruction. Reading and writing are best developed in communities of learners who take risks, engage in productive discussion, and practice writing in order to become better readers while reading in order to become better writers.

For our international students, a specialized curriculum and teachers trained in educating non-native English speakers make immersion into the English language and American culture seamless.


• ESOL English
• English 9
• English 10
• English 11
• English 12
• English 12: Special Topics
• AP English Language
• AP English Literature


• Comics as Literature
• Creative Writing
• Newspaper Journalism I
• Newspaper Workshop