Summer Reading Requirements

Reading over the summer is important and expected of all our students at every grade level. Review the division-appropriate information below for a detailed list of reading requirements and suggestions. 

Lower School

The Lower School Summer Reading Program is designed to be fun, exciting, and enjoyable.

  • Read a detailed letter to parents on expectations and resources on summer reading.
  • All students are expected to read regularly over the course of the summer. At minimum, children should read 20-30 minutes per day. 
  • Refer to this comprehensive web page for book suggestions by grade level and a fun reading challenge for all students!

Middle School

The number one priority of Middle School's summer reading program is to develop a love and appreciation of literature.

  • Students are required to read a minimum of three different titles, two of which are required by grade level. The third book is the student’s choice, however it must be a first time read.
  • Students are required to read a minimum of three different titles, two of which are required by grade level. The third book is the student’s choice,
    however it must be a first time read.
  • Rising sixth and eighth grade students experience slightly different summer reading requirements as determined by assignments within a
    book club. Current students are already assigned to one of the clubs.
  • Rising eighth grade students are also required to select one of the short story anthology titles.
  • New students entering sixth or eighth grade may select from any of the appropriate grade level “Book Club Titles.”
  • As with other grade levels, rising eighth grade students are expected to read at least one additional book over the summer.
  • Review the list of required summer reading titles.

Upper School

  • All students in grades 9–12 are expected to read over the summer. This year, students are asked to read a book of their choice on any topic. Once the book is finished, they must complete this questionnaire by the first day of classes. 
  • Read this letter to students and parents from Tanya Andrysiak, Upper School Director of Studies, with detailed instructions and helpful resources.
  • In addition, students also have required summer reading for specific classes. See the full list here. Texts are expected to be completed when they begin the school year. 
Happy Reading!