Essentially English is a set of elective English courses offered during the spring term. View the catalog.
For nine 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.
Classes run for nine weeks and begin after spring break, with the first Monday sessions meeting on April 1, 2019. Of the 24 courses offered, 16 will be given on Monday or Wednesday evenings; evening classes meet once a week from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the GFS campus. Day classes meet for five 1-hour sessions per eight-day cycle during regular school hours.
The fee for each course is $350.
The registration deadline is February 15, 2019.