Literary Arts

The literary arts program helps each student develop a distinctive voice as a writer.

Students explore their own ideas and experiences through daily in-class writing. They study and work in all genres—poetry, fiction and nonfiction—and read literature from diverse periods and cultures.


The literary arts program requires formalized study of literature, identifying literary movements and placing them in social and historical context. Students participate in peer critique circles, read their work in a variety of public settings and compile a collective anthology at the end of each school year. They have the opportunity to pursue creative projects of their own choosing. Finally, a very important goal of literary arts is to develop a supportive, constructive writing community. Graduates from the literary arts program not only have learned to effectively and creatively express themselves through writing, they have also learned to confidently present their writing in public, and to submit work for publication. Our students learn to make their voices heard.

Literary student holding a mic

Literary Reading

Literary Reading