Milken's English Program employs the power of language to sharpen sensibilities and create a capacity for civil and informed discourse. By expanding their vocabularies, evaluating texts, and writing essays, students embark on journeys of discovery toward insight and empathy. The program nurtures an analytical and emotional intelligence that supports learners in communicating effectively and understanding divergent points of view.
For the curious and creative, there are endless opportunities. Budding journalists communicate with the Milken and greater Jewish community through the publication of The Roar, Milken’s Upper School online newspaper. Creative writers and screenwriters are regularly published in the school literary magazine and in a variety of outside publications such as Fresh Ink for Teens and the selected works of the Scholastic Writing Award. Our nonfiction writers have published in The Jewish Journal, frequently won the Norman Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing, and have performed their personal essays at storytelling events similar to The Moth.
Milken’s English Program thrives by helping students put words to thoughts so they can communicate effectively and more confidently navigate the world around them.