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.

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 Offered:

Yearlong Courses Offered:
World Literature
World Literature Honors
European Literature
European Literature Honors Designation
American Literature
American Literature Honors Designation
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
Middle School English

Trimester Elective Courses:
Gothic Literature
Creative Writing
Imaginary Lands
Banned Books and Films
Literature of Adventure and Exploration
Women in Literature
Literature of Social Commentary
Film as Text

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Bradford Clarke

    "Brad" Clarke 

    Assistant Head of School for Teaching & Learning, Dept Chair, History Teacher, Mountain Bike Coach
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.