Summer is an ideal time to rest, reflect — and read.
On both campuses, the OVS faculty have developed comprehensive summer reading lists for students across the grade levels. Students entering grades 3-12 have required summer reading and younger students in grades PK-2 have recommended books to explore.
This year, the Upper Campus students and faculty selected The Circle by Dave Eggers as the all-school summer reading book. A suspenseful, dystopian novel, The Circle tackles contemporary and relevant issues, including surveillance, privacy, democracy, the darker side of the Internet, and the intrusion of technology in our lives.
Summer reading lists also include assignments by grade, including classics such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for 10th graders, as well as modern titles including last year’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead for 11th graders.
Most Advanced Placement students have assignments over the summer as well, including AP Calculus students have a long list of math problems to tackle before classes begin in September.
Full lists by grade can be found below:
• 9th – 12th grade: Upper Campus Summer Reading List
• 3rd through 8th grade: Lower Campus Summer Reading List