Gould students:

  • Collaborate in a writing tutorial
  • Create a portfolio
  • Publish a literary magazine
  • Read to connect to the world
  • Work with published writers

The English department develops a reader’s ability to think clearly, to discuss empathetically, and to convince others through effective writing. Reading, listening, thinking, speaking, and writing are the English process and essential to life beyond Gould.

Through the Richard Blanco Writers Series students work with published writers.

Students employ design thinking, project-based learning, portfolios, speeches, and debates to understand their place in the world.

Summer Reading

Information about summer reading and learning will be emailed to students and posted here in the spring.

Departmental Requirements

Four years of English: all students must be enrolled in an English course at all times.

Embedded Honors:
All courses that are not AP English have the Embedded Honors option.  Students who are interested in further challenging themselves can earn honors credit by completing a significantly more demanding version of an assignment each term.

English Courses Include:

World Literature
European Literature
American Literature
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
Literature of Ethnicity and Power
Wilderness Writing and Philosophy
Gothic Literature
Creative Writing
Culture and Identity: Crossing Borders
Imaginary Lands
Banned Books and Films
Literature of Adventure and Exploration
Literature as Social Commentary

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  • Bradford Clarke 

    Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning

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Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.