St. John’s English Department combines tradition and innovation to provide a rigorous and enriching English curriculum for our students. We embrace the challenge to prepare young men and women for the world through language development, critical thinking, persuasion, and empathy. We provide our students with a variety of texts—never fearing the canon, and never beholden to the conventional. We practice close reading of these texts as we analyze themes and character development that emphasize pattern recognition and inference. Students engage in compelling discussions to shape and explore their ideas. With our structured writing curriculum, students master how to craft an argument supported by textual evidence and critical research.
No matter the task, the English faculty of St. John’s calls on our students to be mission minded. Our students are directed to consider their contribution to society. We work to ensure they will be reflective and action-oriented young women and men.