Curriculum Overview

The role of the English Department of Christ the King Catholic High School is to challenge students to be:

  • Accomplished writers. Students will formulate arguments; weigh, select, and correctly cite evidence; reason logically and effectively; express personal views; use language imaginatively; and present their collected works in clear, grammatically correct prose.
  • Critical readers. Students will cultivate a respect for reading a rich diversity of genres, becoming intellectually and emotionally engaged, and comprehending and appreciating an author’s diction, syntax, tone, style, ideas, and methods in the historical context of the work.
  • Empathetic, Catholic beings. Students will analyze and respond, both orally and in writing, to the universal connections made between works of literary merit and cultural history, as well as their own lives and the lives of others, as we all participate in the process of nurturing our faith.
  • Interactive scholars of the world. Students will establish and understand the interconnectedness among each discipline in the context of our faith.

English Faculty

Patrick Brawley

Dr. Lisa Daidone

Joseph Katt

Barbara Samanta 

Classes Offered

Literature & Composition 9
Literature & Composition (Honors)
World Literature 10
World Literature (Honors)
American Literature 11
American Literature (Honors)
English Literature & Composition (AP)
Shakespeare 12
Shakespeare (Honors)
British Literature 12
British Literature (Honors)
English Language & Composition (AP)