English at Avon Old Farms School


The English Department seeks to cultivate empathy in young men through meaningful conversations in the classroom. We provide boys with the space to reflect on their own lives against the backdrop of the lives of others – both fictional and nonfictional.

The English Department prepares our young men for college-level reading, thinking, and writing. Students learn to read closely and critically, to think independently and thoughtfully, and to write clearly and cogently. To foster these abilities, the English Department offers an inquiry-based curriculum that is grounded in texts which express the human condition in its fullness.

English Courses