The TAS English Program aims to instruct our students in the art of crafting written and oral responses to literature. Through the study of challenging and thought-provoking works, students learn to appreciate the richness of our literary traditions and to ponder the ethical, personal, and social issues that arise from the literature. As a 1-to-1 laptop school, we also use the newest educational technologies to enhance our students’ learning experiences.

In Grades 9 and 10, students choose between standard level and honors level courses. In Grades 11 and 12, students may select from over 10 electives, including AP, IB, honors, and standard level courses. Although the courses vary in rigor and curriculum, all of our students study works of literary merit from various genres by writers of different cultures, genders, and time periods. Students learn to craft arguments, to analyze the writers’ stylistic choices, and to grapple with the ambiguity and complexity inherent to literature.

Course Offerings 2020-2021

Department Members

  • Abernethy, Leslie
  • Chen, Xiaoxuan (Abigail)
  • Chiang, Stephanie
  • Frazier, Meagan
  • Gabriel, David
  • Kundel, Lindsey
  • Lipsett, Owen (Department Chair)
  • Lovelace, Jacqueline
  • McMillan, Sanders
  • Montgomery, David
  • Smith, Nathaniel
  • Tan, Jei-Jei
  • Thompson, Jodi
  • Williamson, Andrew
  • Zhang, Simone

Department Chair

US English Paths