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

Varsity Basketball is headed to the CIF-SS Championships

Varsity Basketball is headed to the CIF-SS Championships

Mustangs Defeat #1 Ranked Righetti High School; Next Stop Santa Ana!

This past Saturday our Varsity Basketball team, ranked 5th overall, defeated the #1 ranked Righetti High School in the Div 2A CIF-Southern Section Semifinals, 50-40! That win advanced the team to the Div 2 CIF-SS Championship game. Our basketball program has not been to the Championship since 2007, that team went on to win the CIF-Souther Section Championship as well as the State Championship. Come cheer on the Mustangs this Friday night:

Marlborough vs Leuzinger HS
Friday March 3rd at 6pm
Godinez Fundamental High School
3002 Centennial Rd
Santa Ana, CA 92704


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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

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

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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