Essentially English is a set of elective English courses offered during the spring term. View the catalog.
For eight weeks, students from the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades assemble with adults in day and night classes to study a range of topics taught by GFS faculty and scholars from the surrounding community.
These classes can provide the opportunity to examine carefully the work of a particular author, to explore a specific genre of writing, or to consider how literature reflects certain ideological and cultural patterns.
In addition, the program offers creative writing courses and classes in which the texts are more specifically sociological or historical in nature.
Teachers include members of the GFS English Department as well as fiction writers, poets, university professors, and independent scholars who share their passion and wisdom.
Parents, GFS faculty and staff, and alumni are invited to join 10th-12th graders in the classroom for any of these electives.
Evening courses meet once a week for eight weeks, on either Mondays or Wednesdays, with the first meeting for all evening sections taking place on Wednesday, April 15 (due to a day off on Monday, April 13). The last evening class will be on Wednesday, June 3. Because we will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on May 25, both Monday and Wednesday evening classes that week will meet on Wednesday, May 27. Classes start promptly at 7 p.m. and run until 9:30 p.m., with one ten-minute break. Daytime classes meet for five 50-to-60-minute sessions in an 8-day cycle, with the first cycle beginning on Tuesday, April 14 and the last day of classes on Thursday, June 4. Some courses are offered in one section only; others are offered in two or three. They will be taught in the section or sections in which there is the most demand. If you are interested in a daytime course, please indicate on the form which section you prefer.
Non-student fee: $350.
Upper School Students: Free
The registration deadline is February 10, 2020.