Find Your Voice

The English Department places a strong value on both literature and writing. Courses in the English curriculum will develop your oral and written communication skills, preparing you to function effectively in the world. In addition, the study of great literature will provide you with the opportunity to examine key life questions, to appreciate the value of story, and to enhance your reading skills. A strong emphasis is placed on developing critical and analytical writing skills in all English classes.





Co-Curricular Opportunities

Literary Club
Poetry Club
Ratio Academic Journal

Cross-Curricular Course Highlight

The Ethics of Science & Storytelling

Can a person’s biological makeup be separated from the story of her life? When a person dies, who gets to tell her story? In this course, we ask these questions as biologists, readers, and writers entering this ongoing debate by examining the nature of personhood at the intersection of science and story.

Meet Your English Teachers

Trish Main

Faculty Spotlight: Trish Main

I believe that good communication skills are essential for both personal relationships and careers; therefore, English classes are vital. More >

Alyssa Strzalka

Faculty Spotlight: Alyssa Strzalka

 I love teaching English because it is a place where students learn how to communicate well and empathize with situations they may never experiences otherwise. More >

The High School Roadmap

Find course progression information and sample schedules that demonstrate the breadth of customization available to Wheaton Academy students.