Beyond the Books
With an emphasis on writing, reading, and discussion, Brunswick English classes require students to think critically and to express themselves clearly.
Students experiment with a variety of written forms throughout their Upper School experience—writing analytically, personally, and creatively. Teachers encourage boys to refine, edit, and revise their work, and share it with peers in the classroom setting.
Works of literature become more complex as students progress, forcing them to grapple with more sophisticated thematic elements and language in their reading assignments.
At the core of the English experience is the discussion table. We encourage students to think “outside the text,” and to connect their experiences with those among the literary world. This approach helps to enliven the classroom, while also creating an atmosphere that promotes positive character development, confident self-expression, and mutual trust among our students.