The High School English curriculum cultivates students who engage with texts, peers, scholars, and communities in a thoughtful, informed, and critical manner. In 9th grade, students encounter literature of various genres as well as the language and methodology of formal analysis. 10th graders deepen their skills in critical reading and writing through a thematic exploration of selected British Literature. Turning to American Literature in 11th grade, students begin to incorporate scholarly viewpoints and rhetorical strategies into their analyses. Our 12th grade program consists of two parallel courses, World Literature and Senior Composition, which culminate in independent research projects. Through guided discussions, individual and group projects, and formal and informal writing assignments, we nurture a love of and appreciation for literature and ideas.