English

Your skills in reading, writing, thinking and speaking will be developed and strengthened through our rigorous English program's boarding school curriculum. In each year of study, you’ll be challenged by stimulating reading assignments, frequent writing projects, a comprehensive vocabulary program, and oral presentations. And, if you are ready for a still greater challenge as a junior or senior, Honors English and Advancement Placement English classes are available.

Graduation Requirements

4 credits of English, one from each level

Courses Offered

  • English for International Students (EIS) – full year; for non-native English speaking students; 1 credit
  • English for International Students II (EIS II) – full year; for non-native English speaking students; 1 credit
  • English I –full year; required for freshmen; 1 credit
  • English II – full year; required for sophomores; 1 credit
  • English III – full year; required for juniors, unless taking Honors English III; 1 credit
  • Honors English III – full year; on recommendation by sophomore teachers, for juniors only; 1 credit
  • English IV – Seniors not in AP English are to take a fall semester course in Advanced Writing & Literary Analysis, plus one English elective in the spring semester.
  • Advanced Placement English: Language and Composition - Full year, by application and permission of the English Department and the Academic Dean, for juniors and seniors only; 1 credit
  • Advanced Placement English: Literature and Composition – full year, by application and permission of the English Department and the Academic Dean, for seniors only; 1 credit
  • Islamic World Through Film - spring semester; open to all; .5 (Distance Learning)