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The English Department is a vital and integral part of the educational program. We are committed to providing our students with instruction consistent with and supportive of our Catholic, Christian values. Rooted in the Academy's mission, we strive to educate the whole student: intellectually, spiritually, morally, and emotionally.

To ensure that our students will be successful, we teach effective written and oral communication skills. Our instructors strive to give students the tools they will need to speak articulately, to write clearly, to use technology effectively and ethically, and to think critically, analytically, and creatively.

Our goal is to create lifelong learners, readers and writers.

Department Learner Outcomes

  • Exhibit competent spoken and written communication
  • Comprehend demanding literature
  • Demonstrate critical, analytical, creative thinking and problem solving
  • Exhibit broad language and vocabulary skills
  • Produce effective expository writing
  • Gain respect for each individual's diversity and point of view
  • Experience assigned reading inside and outside of the classroom
  • Acquire skills and practice for collaborative endeavors
  • Be well-prepared for college, career and beyond
  • See our current Program of Studies for the complete English curriculum.


Natalie Duthoy 

  • Advanced English 9
  • English 10

Pamela  Boston 

  • Advanced Placement Language and Composition
  • English 9
  • Reading Specialist

Mariana Ginder

  • Advanced Placement Literature and Composition
  • English 12

Deirdre Hocks 

  • Advanced English 10
  • English 11

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STARS Connection - Week of Sept. 25, 2017

Sep 21, 2017

STARS Connection - Week of Sept. 25, 2017

Practice ACT, PACC, Friday is E, Freshman/Parent Mixer, Stars are out tonight and more.

AHA Hall of Fame

Sep 20, 2017

AHA Hall of Fame

Jennifer Streefland Henry '87 and the 2005 Girls State Championship Hockey Team to be inducted…

Grade School Night - September 19!

Sep 18, 2017

Grade School Night - September 19!

Join us for Grade School Night on September 19 when the undefeated STARS Volleyball team hosts…


Sep 15, 2017


All 8th Graders are invited to our Class of 2022 Pregame Party on Friday, September 29.