Marlborough School - An independent day school for girls grades 7-12

2017 SPARC: A Celebration of Innovation on May 16th, 2017

2017 SPARC: A Celebration of Innovation on May 16th, 2017

The event will feature student entrepreneurs, innovation workshops and presentations, a project gallery, and more.

This spring, Marlborough will host an exciting innovation event that will showcase the talent, creativity, and passion of the collaborators, artists, entrepreneurs, roboticists, programmers, activists, and designers among us - young problem seekers and solvers who are breaking molds and shattering stereotypes while leaving a positive and lasting impact on the world around them.

The event will feature student entrepreneurs, innovation workshops and presentations, a project gallery, and more.

Mark your calendar for May 16th, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Marlborough School.

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System

English 7 introduces students from a wide representation of elementary schools to Marlborough's expectations. Students write frequently, learning to express themselves, both formally and informally, in expository and creative assignments. Personal experience and literature are springboards for writing assignments, oral presentations, and seminar-like discussions. Readings often include The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and an extended unit on poetry.

Full Year

Grade 7

English 8
System

This course builds upon the reading and writing skills from English 7. Students are asked to write with increasing precision and sophistication as they explore various literary genres and archetypes, familiarize themselves with poetic devices, and analyze modes of characterization. Major texts often include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, House on Mango Street, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, and Genesis. More intensive grammar and vocabulary exercises support the enhanced demands placed on students' reading and writing.

Full Year

Grade 8

English I
System

English I is first and foremost a writing course, designed to prepare students for the type of writing they will do in the Upper School and beyond. The texts in the first semester are organized around the theme of "Finding One's Voice." Students are introduced to traditional components of rhetoric in crafting written and oral arguments. The year is spent practicing vivid and insightful ways to use these skills in literary analysis. Major texts often include The Joy Luck Club, Twelve Angry Men, Persepolis, The Catcher in the Rye, Macbeth, and a variety of short stories and poems.

Full Year

Grade 9

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