In 1960, a new school opened its doors in the Bronx. St. Raymond Academy for Girls focuses on maturing young ladies to become socially aware and academically astute without sacrificing their love for Catholic values and faith.
The curriculum at St. Raymond Academy for Girls is based on New York State’s Common Core Standards. High school girls are given opportunities to enrich their lives through academics, athletics, artistic expression, and community involvement. The school faculty seek to instill a lifelong love of learning in every girl who enters the school doors.
St. Raymond Academy for Girls English Curriculum
To graduate, students at St. Raymond Academy for Girls are required to complete four years of English. Students expecting to achieve Regents status must pass the Comprehensive English Regents Exam with a score of 65 or higher.
Students have a required reading list at each grade level.
Ninth graders are required to read:
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Tenth graders are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and Night by Elie Wiesel.
On the Junior required reading list are Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, and A Streetcar Named Desire (Williams). The Senior reading list includes
- Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
- Oedipus and Antigone by Sophocles
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
- The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
- Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
These lists may change from year to year, but students will have a required reading list in all four years of high school English at St. Raymond Academy for Girls.