Students grow as readers, writers, speakers, and listeners, and develop their critical thinking and habits of mind in Middle School. The English curriculum is spiral in nature. Students learn and practice their skills each year, refining them to higher levels of sophistication. Multiple genres are read, including short stories, poetry, essays, and novels, with an eye on relevant issues. Students sharpen their writing skills, expand their vocabulary, and formulate individual and group presentations, becoming not only better speakers but also more attentive and engaged listeners.