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How do boys learn to think clearly, write persuasively and read critically?

Boys learn through deliberative practice in thinking clearly and critically about the world around them.

They learn by observing their experiences in the world and sharing their insights about those experiences.

Throughout the English curriculum, boys read a range of literature and non-fiction. They are challenged through literature and class discussions to develop ethical opinions on a myriad of subjects and to defend those opinions logically, persuasively, and thoughtfully. They learn the fundamentals of the writing process by exploring a variety of writing styles and audiences. Boys learn to share their thoughts confidently and clearly and enrich their analytical and creative skills by writing responsively to what they read and to what is discussed in class.

English class with boys reading from The Road

Many students attest that before they attended McCallie, they thought reading and writing were chores. At McCallie, boys discover the joy, beauty, and power of the written word.

Course Descriptions

English Department Faculty