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It's the most wonderful time of the year here at The Pingry School! Students have returned, extracurricular activities are taking place, lots of learning is happening, and relationships are being developed. In addition to all of these exciting happenings across our campuses, Pingry is delighted to introduce you to the newest members of our talented team for the 2021-22 school year.


The goal of the Middle School English program is to help students become independent and effective readers and writers. By exploring a variety of literature--from Shakespeare to contemporary writers--students decipher both explicit and implicit meanings, hone their comprehension skills, and delve into abstract concepts. Several times throughout the year, students write in a variety of modes, but the main focus is on essay writing. They engage in all stages of the writing process--brainstorming ideas, organizing them, drafting an essay, revising it, and editing for mechanics. Grammar lessons are reinforced by having students deliberately apply specific grammatical concepts to their own writing.

Middle School English Courses

English teacher pointing at board with literary quotes.