American Identities

America is made up of a patchwork of ethnicities, races, religions, and personal experiences.  As the country has grown over the past 250 years, individuals

American Studies

An interdisciplinary course combining honors U.S. History and eleventh-grade English, American Studies tracks intersecting threads of history, literature, art, and culture throughout the development of

The Art of Political Argument

Since the introduction of moveable type to Europe in 1450, political argument has been the common currency of public debate and democratic citizenship. Many of

Inside Out

Coming to Terms With Climate Change. This course will use non-fiction, fiction, poetry and documentary film to establish an understanding of the origins and implications

Future Shock: Contemp. Lit.

The ground-breaking “dystopian” novels of the 20th Century, such as Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World and Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, have produced an extraordinary

American Understandings

We typically come to new understanding through our own experience. And so in this course we will explore the many ways writers across the American

Poetry Now!

In this three-term poetry workshop class, students read and discuss published contemporary poetry with the aim of writing their own meaningful and powerful original poetry.

In the American Grain

What does it mean to write, and to live, in the American grain? When William Carlos Williams sought to answer that question, he looked to

American Voices

In addition to the core texts from Fitzgerald, Hurston, and Dickinson, we will also use a wide range of American short stories, poems, and novels

Defining Literary Traditions

Tenth-grade English emphasizes critical reading, focused discussions, and a variety of writing assignments connected to the study of literature derived from the British tradition. Close

Off the Shelf: A Tutorial

The tutorial approach to learning is a very old method of education that allows students to explore ideas on their own terms. For this class,

America in Black & White

In the essay that introduces the collection The Fire This Time, writer Jesmyn Ward articulates her understanding of the American racial present with startling clarity: