The English curriculum at BFA has been carefully designed to lead our students to mastery of American, British, and World Literature and Composition. Students read extensively in many genres, and practice analytical techniques in small groups and one-on-one discussions with their instructors. At the heart of our English curriculum, is our belief that every student can, and should, become a great writer. In different modes of composition, we focus on developing vocabulary, grammar, and usage, secure in the knowledge that one of the greatest gifts a student can leave high school with is an ability to write.
In addition, Ben Franklin offers capable juniors and seniors who are looking to challenge themselves the opportunity to take Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, and Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition.