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Language Arts

The VCS language arts program develops students into avid readers, skilled writers and confident public speakers.

From their very first day at VCS, children are expected to spend time each evening reading for pleasure and intellectual growth. As they progress, students learn to reflect on their reading, analyze texts and create their own works.

Language arts coursework closely aligns with social studies topics through the Lower School. Upper School students delve into great literary works, using their understanding of cultural contexts and critical-thinking skills to enhance their appreciation of literature for its own sake.