English Department
Mission Statement
  • Our mission is to develop in our students the understanding that words have power and help us shape our perceptions, and that the imaginative use of language empowers us and offers us a richer appreciation of life.
Enduring Understandings

     After spending four years of enriching study in our English classrooms, students should understand that . . .  

  • our understanding of words helps us refine our relationship to the world; 
  • our "reading" of the world creates a context for making meaning of language; 
  • the insightful use of language shapes our awareness of ourselves and others; 
  • our ever-evolving facility with language creates an appreciation for, and understanding of, life;
  • the imaginative use of language, ideas, and communication inspires and empowers us.