The goal of the English Department is to help students attain a liberal arts perspective through the comprehensive study of and exposure to language and literature, especially as a reflection of human values and cultures, a presentation of the historical development of ideas, an opportunity to respond to and appreciate different life experiences, and the development of communications skills.
To provide a wide variety of literary experiences through the study of American, English and global literature.
To develop an appreciation of content, purpose and structure in literature.
To provide training and practice in grammar, vocabulary development and composition skills that
enable the students to communicate effectively.
To provide, through language and literature studies, the opportunities for inquiry, collaborative
learning and critical thinking.
To integrate technological tools into all areas of the English learning experience.
Four credits in English are required at St. Joseph’s Academy:
- One credit of World Literature is required of freshmen.
- One credit of American Literature is required of sophomores.
- One credit of British Literature is required of juniors.
- One credit of English courses is required of seniors.