Juniors at Moses Brown examine the American experience through the lens of literature, with special attention to the cultural and historical context that gave rise to specific works of art. Whether studying The Great Gatsby, Leaves of Grass, or works by Thoreau, Emerson, Dickinson, or Toni Morrison, students are challenged to regularly produce papers displaying original literary analysis.
Central to the eleventh grade experience is the ‘I-Search,’ which pushes students to deeply explore an area of personal interest. With interviews, primary and secondary sources, and exhaustive research, students create a reflective work of great personal meaning. After the first quarter, ambitious students may apply for the honors English program, which will add complex and challenging assignments to prepare them for AP English and advanced electives.
Some juniors may be encouraged by their teachers to take Advanced Placement exams in spring. Juniors displaying a passion and aptitude may take a second English course as an elective, on a space available basis and with permission of the Registrar.Inquire