While Trinity Prep might be known for its leading STEM course reputation, we foster a love of language and literature in our students as well. In other private schools, students might feel like there's an either/or pull between humanities and the sciences. We understand that fostering passions for both are essential in creating well-rounded students who will excel as adults. Here are a few ways we've seen students become impacted by loving literature:
How loving reading shapes students' lives
Exposes them to different viewpoints and ways of thinking
To paraphrase Mary McCleod Bethune, the world opens up to students when they read. They're exposed to different subject matter or themes that maybe they've never experienced. Authors of varying races, economic backgrounds, and religions bring their unique perspectives to their works. By reading those works, students get a taste of what's happening worlds away from our campus.
Encourages them to think critically
Our faculty does a fantastic job of ensuring that students understand the core themes of a text and beyond. We ask our students to consider those themes in a modern context and in the context of when the literature was written. They also consider the author, their background, and what other writers have said about the same themes or subject. Even genres like fantasy can encourage students to use logic and critical thinking to make connections to real-world inspirations. This sort of critical thinking serves them long after they've left Trinity Prep and in all aspects of their lives.
Inspires them to pursue creative endeavors
Falling in love with reading can be more than finding a new pastime. It can be what kickstarts some students' drives to pursue writing as a career. We believe that supporting students in their dreams means equipping them with the tools and resources to make those dreams a reality. At Trinity Prep, we're excited to bring in some of the nation's most acclaimed young adult writers for our Author Festival. Join writers like:
Laurie Halse Anderson
This event is FREE and open to the public, but you must register in order to access the virtual sessions. Please click here to register.