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A good discussion is not about coming to class to debate and argue about what you already believe, but being open to new interpretations, and to really listen and learn from each other. I think it’s my job to expose students to literature that represents the world we live in today and expose them to voices that may feel familiar and validating and may also feel uncomfortable and challenging." –Angie Yuan, English Teacher

Upper School English courses teach students to engage in critical and creative thinking, reading for meaning and inspiration, writing with passion and precision, and communicating with intention and authenticity. Our goal as a department is to create supportive spaces that invite risk-taking and thoughtful decision-making, allow students to deepen awareness of themselves and the world around them, and encourage them to develop and share their voice. 

Journaling & Expressing Identity in English 10