At Emma, English courses ask students to grapple with big questions: What does it mean to be a member of a diverse community? What kind of person do I want to develop into? How does the representation of groups of people in books and films affect how I understand them?
Our students read and analyze works of literature ranging from Sophocles’ Antigone to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Books from the traditional canon of Western civilization are juxtaposed with works representing the experience of other cultures. In addition to extensive work in vocabulary, grammar, and expository writing, students learn to craft personal and creative pieces. The English Department provides the groundwork for university study in writing and literature and develops students’ skills as language artists.
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Shakespeare & Company joined students on Monday for a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Kathleen McNamara began her journey teaching English at Emma Willard School nearly four decades ago. While technology and teaching techniques may have changed, her desire to inspire a love of the written word in students remains steadfast.
The Fall/Winter 2023 edition of Emma Willard School’s Signature magazine highlights several aspects of the Emma experience. From experiential learning to our deep historical roots and our profoundly dedicated faculty, we explore and celebrate some of the unique aspects of living and learning on Mount Ida.
Keya M. ’26 has been honored with a 2023 Bronze Award from Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program in the Poetry and Spoken Word category. To read Keya’s poem and reflection, please click Read More below.
We celebrated the publication of this year’s Triangle literary and art magazine. Congrats to all the writers, artists, and editors on a great issue!