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Polaris Humanities Circle
Advanced Writing, Reading, and Public Speaking Courses

Level 1: Middle School Students

Level 2: High School Students


Over years of guiding students into America’s most competitive summer programs and most selective colleges, we have noticed that no matter what students' academic interests are, those with the strongest humanistic sensibilities and writing abilities are most capable of producing application essays with the depth and width of thought to stand out.

Polaris Humanities Circle aims to help young people build a solid foundation in the humanities to engage with complex aesthetic, ethical, cultural, and historical issues ever-present in life. Our program places a particular emphasis on cultivating the ability to appreciate and utilize the power of language. A variety of approaches are integrated into our uniquely designed thematic reading and writing courses to help students become highly confident and flexible communicators, including class discussions, in-depth analysis of exemplary writing, in-class free-writing, sequenced assignments leading to a bigger project, and peer review.

Rather than forcing students through a one-size-fits-all experience, all our courses will customize the learning plan that caters to each student's unique needs and interests. 

Class Demos

Great Books Seminar

Film & Literature

Cracking Shakespeare

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