Upper School English

Boston Trinity Academy’s English department educates students to be mature thinkers, discerning readers, and effective writers. Students explore questions of character, virtue, maturity, and courage as they explore writings such as Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Homer’s The Odyssey, and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.


They develop the ability to articulate their thoughts clearly and creatively through essays, debates, and class discussions.


Above all, students are encouraged to love and appreciate the power of the written word to shape ideas, culture, and society.


Students are required to take either AP Literature and Composition or Creative Writing during their senior year.