Every student is expected to read a book of their choice for at least an hour a day–half an hour is built into the school schedule, and half an hour or more after school. Developing a strong and independent love of reading is an unmatched priority. Our expert teachers carefully monitor each child’s reading to make sure each student is continually advancing and finding the right level of challenge.


In addition, students take robust and creative English classes such as “Growing Up,” “Beginnings” and “Literacy and Justice.” Students read, discuss and write about great works of literature by Shakespeare, Homer, Sophocles, Frederick Douglass, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Ramayana and The Bible as well as more contemporary works by Maya Angelou, Sherman Alexie, Julia Alvarez, Rudolfo Anaya, Junot Diaz, Seamus Heaney and Walter Dean Meyers.


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