School Year Outside Reading
The Altamont School has a rich tradition of graduating students who are well-read, curious, and committed to the lifelong habit of reading. In keeping with the mission and core values of our school, we believe that reading is one the most vital ways our students gain exposure to worlds and people different from themselves. Thus, The Altamont School maintains high and rigorous expectations when it comes to reading because we believe that reading is critical to producing “compassionate, well-educated individuals who are capable of independent thinking and innovative ideas.”
During the first few weeks of class, English teachers will discuss the possibilities and requirements for outside reading for the year, which begin with the expectation that students will read one book per month.
The English Department stands committed to encouraging our students to read challenging, thought-provoking, and enjoyable books. We will continue to authentically engage with our students and demonstrate the value and importance of reading during the school year.