English

Ever mindful of the Spiritan tradition, the English Department strives to promote the moral, intellectual, and spiritual development of our students through their study of literature and composition. In the words of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley: "A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination; and poetry [literature] administers to the effect by acting upon the cause" (from A Defense of Poetry).

As English teachers we aspire to challenge our students to empathize with, and to think and to write critically about the diverse human issues explored in literature.

English Courses

  • Introduction to Literature and Composition - Honors Available
  • Communication Skills - Honors Available
  • Academic Writing - Honors Available
  • American Literature - Honors Available
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • World Literature - Honors Available
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Dramatic Performance
  • Short Story
  • Cinematography
  • Writing and Publishing

Clubs, Organizations and Publications

  • Comic Book Club
  • Forensic Society
  • Literary Magazine, Embers
  • Newspaper, The Flame
  • Poetry Club
  • Student Film Club
  • National English Honor Society

Faculty

Mr. Ryan Abramson

Class of 1994
Titles: Director of Admissions

Mr. Anthony Figliola

Titles: Forensics Moderator

Mr. Justin Goulet

Class of 1999
Titles: English Dept Chair

Mr. Patrick Hoelzle

Class of 2001

Mr. Patrick McGhee

Class of 2003
Titles: Forensics Moderator