2019 Summer Reading Expectations and Requirements

Reading over the summer is important and expected of all our students at every grade level. Click on the division-appropriate links below for a detailed list of reading requirements and suggestions. You are also encouraged to visit the PowerSchool Learning library pages for more detailed information (reminder: you must be logged into the parent portal of BucsNet to access). Happy Reading!

Lower School

The goal of Lower School summer reading is to encourage all students to read every day from a variety of literary genres and to have fun while reading. The emphasis is spent on reading and not on the number of books read. Visit the LS Library page on PowerSchool Learning to learn more about the importance of summer reading and expanding your child's summer reading options to include excellent fiction and nonfiction resources provided on the LS Library Online Resources Table.

Parent Letter
Summer Reading suggestions
Reading Time Record

Middle School

Middle School students are required to read a minimum of three books, two of which are required by grade level (for grades 5–7 only. Eighth graders have other requirements. See details below.

Middle School Summer Reading Information

Upper School

Students are given the freedom to choose their own all-school summer reading book. They can select a book that is interesting to them and appropriately challenging. Once students have finished their reading, they are required to complete this form by August 18. All answers will be distributed to students' advisors and English teachers for further discussion.

In addition to the choice reading, there is also required reading for academic courses, which are included in the document below:

US Required Summer Reading List (includes book suggestions and class requirements).