…Language offers a path into the riches of human cultural and spiritual life…

Our Secondary English program refines and hones skills in reading, writing, comprehension, talking and listening, in a sequential way.  Students explore a range of texts and focus on the multitude of ways in which language conveys meaning.  Encouraged to read both fiction and non fiction, students are directed toward discernment, sensitivity and perception in response to literature and mass media.

In the realm of creative writing, individual skills and competencies are expanded upon through exploration of personal experience, relationships and the wider world.  Of particular importance is the ability to formulate and clearly communicate ideas and respond to strongly articulated opinions and attitudes in both written and verbal form.   In addition to the skills of writing and creating meaningful prose, we offer opportunities to explore clear, confident and direct speech in a range of situations which include small group discussions, debates, forums and class presentations.