An independent day school serving grades K-12 | St. Paul, MN


In the Upper School English program, students actively engage with literary works, explore both content and form, and acquire sophisticated skills in reading, analysis, writing, and discussion. English 9 and 10 are year-long foundational courses focusing on a diverse array of works. English electives in Grades 11 and 12 are semester-long courses focusing on topics in literature. In addition to robust Writing Seminars and Creative Writing Workshops, the Upper School electives include Speculative Fiction, Literature and the Environment, Literature of Black Joy, Transnational Literature, Classics in Society, Literature of the Asian Diaspora, Literature of Migration, Shakespeare and the Modern World, and Literature of Monstrosity. Beyond English department offerings, popular and award-winning programs in debate, journalism, and theater encourage students to deepen skills in performance and print. 

All Grade 11 and 12 English electives may be used in preparation for the English Composition AP exam.

English Course Descriptions

Creative Writing Electives

Analytical Writing Electives

Literature Electives