Reading Lists

Grade 1
The House that Jack Built – Antonio Frasconi
A Treasury of Mother Goose – Dr. Seuss
Quick as a Cricket – Audrey Wood
Andy and the Lion – James Daugherty
Stone Soup – Ann McGovern
Amelia Bedelia – Peggy Parish
Make Way for Ducklings – Robert McCloskey
The Little Engine that Could – Watty Piper
The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter

Grade 2
The Three Little Pigs – Paul Galdone
The Mouse and the Motorcycle – Beverly Cleary
The Emperor’s new Clothes – Hans C. Anderson
The Velveteen Rabbit – Marjorie Williams
Owl Moon – Jane Yolen
Three Young Pilgrims – Cheryl Harness
Owls in the Family – Farley Mowat
One Morning in Maine – Robert McCloskey
Thunder at Gettysburg – Patricia Gauch

Grade 3
The Selfish Giant – Oscar Wilde
The Little Flowers of St. Francis (Ignatius Press)
The Moffats – Eleanor Estes (any of the series)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Barbara Robinson
Dr. Dolittle – Hugh Lofting
The Cricket in Times Square – George Selden
Farmer Giles of Ham – J.R.R. Tolkien
Taran Wanderer – Lloyd Alexander

Grade 4
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
Tales from Shakespeare – Charles and Mary Lamb
Lassie – Eric Knight
Outlaws of Ravenhurst- Imelda Wallace
St. John Bosco and St. Dominic Savio – Catherine Beebe (Ignatius Press)
The Bronze Bow – Elizabeth Speare
Heidi – Johanna Spyri
Otto of the Silver Hand – Howard Pyle

Grade 5
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Adam of the Road – Elizabeth Janet Gray
Little Lord Fauntleroy – Frances Hodgson Burnett
King Arthur – Howard Pyle
Hans Brinker – Mary Mapes Dodge
Kidnapped- Robert Louis Stevenson
Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
Kateri Tekakwitha- Evelyn M. Brown (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth series)

Grade 6
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
The Princess and the Goblin – George MacDonald
Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
Journey to the Center of the Earth – Jules Verne
Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
Edmund Campion – Harold Gardiner SJ (Ignatius Press, Saints for Youth series)
The Once and Future King – T.H. White
Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Montgomery

Grade 7
Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
Little House on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder
Oregon Trail – Francis Parkman
Captains Courageous – Rudyard Kipling
Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
The Travels of Marco Polo – by Marco Polo
The Song at the Scaffold – Gertrude von Le fort – (Ignatius Press)
(The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orzey)

Grade 8
Two Years Before the Mast – Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
A New Voyage Round the World – William Dampier
White Company – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
The Virginian – Owen Wister
Four Just Men – Edgar Wallace Page

Grade 9
Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Quo Vadis – Henryk Sinkiewicz
The Cloister and the Hearth – Charles Reade
Romeo & Juliet – William Shakespeare
A Son of the Middle Border – Hamlin Garland
A Man Called Thursday – G.K. Chesterton

Grade 10
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Vicente Blasco Ibanez
The Way of All Flesh – Samuel Butler
Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
The Prisoner of Zenda – Anthony Hope
Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
Up From Slavery – Booker T. Washington
That Hideous Strength – C.S. Lewis
Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott

Grade 11
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
Kristin Lavransdatter – Sigrid Undset (Any of the three volumes)
Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
The Red and the Black – John Stendahl
The Charterhouse of Parma – John Stendhal
The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
The House of Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Grade 12
The Life of St. Thomas More – William Roper
Diary of a Country Priest – Georges Bernanos
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
Kim – Rudyard Kipling
Silas Marner – George Eliot
Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
Barchester Towers – Anthony Trollope

Grade 9

  • Iliad
  • Odyssey
  • Oedipus Rex
  • Antigone
  • Agamemnon
  • Libation Bearers
  • Eumenides
  • Hippolytus
  • Plutarch
  • Mythology
  • Aeneid
  • On Duties
  • On Friendship
  • Histories
  • Peloponnesian War

Grade 10

  • Beowulf
  • Song of Roland
  • Sir Gawain & G. K.
  • Divine Comedy
  • Canterbury Tales
  • Confessions
  • Consolation of Phil.
  • Morte D’Arthur
  • Jerusalem Delivered
  • Piers Plowman
  • Everyman
  • Niebelungenlied
  • The Poem of the Cid
  • Ecclesiastical History
  • Faerie Queen

Grade 11

  • Autobiography of Ben Franklin
  • Scarlet Letter
  • Huckleberry Finn
  • The Red Badge of Courage
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Sound and the Fury
  • Absalom! Absalom!
  • The Old Man & the Sea
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find
  • Our Town
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Grade 12

  • Don Quixote
  • Hamlet
  • Othello
  • Macbeth
  • King Lear
  • Paradise Lost
  • Faust
  • Brothers Karamazov
  • War & Peace
  • Pride & Prejudice

Junior – Senior Seminar Readings

  • Euthyphro
  • Apology
  • Crito
  • Phaedo
  • Meno
  • Ion
  • Protagoras
  • Republic
  • Politics
  • Nicomachean Ethics
  • Poetics
  • On Kingship
  • The Prince
  • Leviathan
  • The Social Contract
  • Second Treatise on Government
  • Wealth of Nations
  • Communist Manifesto
  • We
  • Animal Farm
  • Brave New World
  • 1984
  • The Wasteland

SMS News

Hark! The Herald

Congratulations to “Mr. P” – Joshua Patriquin – for being recognized as Vermont’s Middle School Science Teacher of the Year by the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering!

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