The English Department organizes an annual summer reading program.
Each Middle School student (6-8) must read one mandatory summer reading book and one selected summer reading book before the school year begins.
Each Upper School student (9-12) must read two mandatory summer reading books and one selected summer reading book before the school year begins. The exceptions are the two AP courses; both have larger reading lists.
Students should annotate their selected books as they read.
Students should be prepared to write about their selections once they return in the fall; they will also be asked to discuss these books in class.
So that students might have a clearer sense of each choice, teachers have included short descriptions of the books for their respective classes.
We look forward to seeing you in the fall!
Click the links below to view the lists and questions:
Summer Reading Questions by grade and class:
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Grade 9
- Grade 10
- Grade 11 American Literature
- Grade 11 AP Language and Composition
- Grade 12 AP Literature and Composition
- Grade 12 World Literature (College Placement)
- Grade 12 World Literature (Honors)
- Grade 12 World Literature Reading and Composition