Boarding and Day · Co-ed College Prep · Grades 6–12 & Postgraduate · Hebron, Maine


Henry David Thoreau writes in Walden, "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." In the English department at Hebron, we strive to set foundations of reading, writing, and thinking for a future of scholarship. Through versatile approaches to subject matter, our teachers encourage students to take active command of their own learning.  We recognize that students learn through independent and collaborative work, and seek to empower them to learn beyond the texts they read in class. 

Sequencing: All 9th-graders take Humanities English. 10th grade focuses on world literature; 11th grade focuses on American literature; 12th-graders and PGs work toward college-level expectations. Beginning in 10th grade, students may be recommended for the honors level; in the 11th, 12th, and PG years, students may be recommended for honors or AP® courses.


Did you know?

Hebron has its own literary magazine and online blog called The Hebron Review.

Student editors curate the magazine's content, which includes stories, articles, poetry, photographs, drawings, and more!

The Hebron Review

English Department Philosophy

We believe students have interesting, insightful, and creative ideas about their world, so our English courses offer students a space for refining how they articulate and communicate those ideas to diverse audiences.

In Hebron’s English classrooms, students lead lively discussions as they critically analyze poetry, fiction, and essays, and they share their ideas not only in writing but also in formal presentations and multimedia projects. 

Unique Offerings

Writer’s Block
A student-run writing center where peers give constructive feedback and encouragement to their fellow writers.

AP Courses 
AP Literature and Composition
AP Language and Composition