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

Please join Violets' Giving Circle for their fashion show this Sunday (3/19) at the Avalon Hollywood

Please join Violets' Giving Circle for their fashion show this Sunday (3/19) at the Avalon Hollywood

Click here to purchase tickets to the event, which will honor exceptional women of the past while supporting the women and girls of the future.

Violets' Giving Circle (VGC) is a student-initiated, donor advised philanthropic organization committed to furthering the educational opportunities of underprivileged women and girls in the Los Angeles area. Violets' Giving Circle strives to provide leadership opportunities for its members while benefiting the community at large. Through fundraising and generous donations, VGC benefits small organizations with a similar mission.

Please join Violets' Giving Circle, a student-initiated, donor advised philanthropic organization, for their fashion show this Sunday (3/19) at the Avalon Hollywood. The theme is "Iconic American Women through the Decades." They will be honoring the exceptional women of the past while supporting the women and girls of the future and will have three fashion shows, silent and live auctions, L.A. based vendors, performances and more! Our judges include Gina Rodriguez, the Golden Globe-winner of Jane the Virgin, Tamara Mellon, the co-CEO of Jimmy Choo, and Erin Foster, creator and star of VH1's Barely Famous. Highlights of their auction include a Coachella weekend 2 luxury house, a four-night stay in Portofino, parking spots on campus, tickets to Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways, and much more!

This is Violets' Giving Circle's main fundraising event in support of furthering the educational opportunities of underprivileged women and girls in the Los Angeles area. Violets' Giving Circle strives to provide leadership opportunities for its members while benefiting the community at large. Through fundraising and generous donations, VGC benefits small organizations with a similar mission. They hope to raise $40,000 to be donated to four organizations that support educational opportunities for underprivileged women and girls in Los Angeles. So please click here to buy your tickets today.

Can't attend? Please click here to participate in their online auction to support the cause. Auction highlights include gift cards to all your favorite restaurants and destinations including Pizzeria Mozza, drybar, Lululemon, wine tasting tours, makeup baskets and more!

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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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