English Language Department

A fundamental goal of Pleasant View School’s Language Arts program is to provide its students with strong communication and writing skills as well as the ability to decipher and comprehend difficult text.

  • The PVS Pre-Kindergarten provides students with a rigorous phonics program that enables them to become confident readers at a young age.
  • In the elementary and middle school, the teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are integrated through age-appropriate literature and basic skills instruction augmented with vocabulary and grammar enrichment. From a young age, students are taught important writing traits and are encouraged to express themselves through writing.
  • In middle and high school, a strong focus is put on research, writing, and presentation skills in addition to the building of critical thinking skills through deep analysis and discussion of relevant literature. Students are expected to take two college-level English classes before their high school graduation.