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English at DBA

Words matter. At DBA, we have designed a special approach to make reading fun again. Discover more about how our English program provides a strong foundation of language skills.

FirM Foundation

Focus on the fundamentals. Our strong emphasis on grammar and vocabulary means each DBA student is equipped with the tools for developing strong sentences.

The Joy of Reading

Reading for life. We focus on classic books enjoyed by young adults. We seek to foster a love for reading that will stay with kids for the rest of their lives.

the Writing Process

Practice makes perfect. Our program features a regular process of planning, writing, and revising that helps students hone their composition skills.

Highlights from English at DBA


  • Foundations: English 6
  • Transitions: English 7
  • American Literature: English 8

Sample Books

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Odyssey by Homer, Gareth Hinds Graphic Novel Edition
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle