Welcome to the Tenafly High School English Department
The Tenafly High School English department seeks to encourage each student to develop his or her capacity to read, write, speak, listen, and, underlying all, think. English courses provide instruction and experiences in each of these fundamental language-based activities. Course readings are drawn from the literature of several traditions and cultures with the intent of engaging students with a variety of voices, address the recurring questions of human experience, and create occasions for writing.
In grades nine through eleven, much of the English curriculum parallels the topical emphases of the social studies program. Field trips to theaters and museums in the metropolitan area may be included in the program.
There is a required summer reading assignment for every course.