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Montrose encourages students not only to think but also reflect, a skill that is absolutely necessary in college. This type of preparation at the high school level is rare.

Jessica (Oliver) Chastek '94, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, Political Philosophy and American Politics

Montrose provided me with invaluable academic and intellectual skills that allowed me to flourish and excel in college.  Having developed these essential skills in high school, I was able to delve more deeply into complex subjects and achieve greater academic success in college - which in turn enabled me to earn a full ride to graduate school.

Selected Core Texts

Grade 6: Anne of Green Gables (Montgomery), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare), Hammurabi’s Code

Grade 7
: Little Women (Alcott), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare), Excerpts from The Analects of Confucius

Grade 8
: To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee), U.S. Constitution, Excerpts from Aristotle’s Politics

Grade 9: Jane Eyre (Bronte), The Odyssey (Homer), Lord of the Flies (Golding)

Grade 10: Beowulf, A Room with a View (Forster), Othello (Shakespeare)

Grade 11: The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne), Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The Republic (Plato)

Grade 12: Heart of Darkness (Conrad), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wilde), Purgatorio (Dante Alighieri)
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