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Textbooks, Summer Reading & Assignments: Upper School Summer Assignments

Menlo School Textbooks and Summer Reading Assignments


View the tables below to check if any of your Fall 2024 classes require a summer assignment to be completed before the first day of school.

Note on purchasing books: Menlo is part of Kepler's Community Partners Program! Mention Menlo School at the register as you check out, or online in the order comments, so that Menlo receives 6% back on all non-discounted purchases. Questions? Reach out to Brittney Otero.

Upper School English Courses



NOTE: When purchasing books for English classes, teachers typically require print books. Please purchase the specific edition indicated by the ISBN, as assignments will refer to the page numbers in that edition. You can email the teacher as indicated on the assignment sheet or Ms. Otero, the librarian, with any questions. 

English 1 (Freshmen)

All  teachers         Freshman Summer Reading Assignment
English 2 (Sophomores)
All teachers TBD

Junior & Senior Electives:

Junior Seminar: Literature Plamondon TBD

Junior Seminar: Literature (H)

Garvey TBD
Junior Seminar: Rhetoric (H) All teachers TBD
Café Society: Paris in the 1920's Longust TBD
Dystopian Fiction and Film TBD TBD
East Asian Pop Culture King TBD
Literature of the American Wilderness (H) TBD TBD
Medicine & Narrative Blumenthal M&N Summer Assignment
Modernist Poetry Workshop (H) Bush TBD
Classics of Literature  TBD TBD
Gothic Literature Schroers-Martin Gothic Summer Assignment
Shakespeare Now! Warren Shakespeare Now Summer Assignment

Upper School History Courses





Modern World History (Freshmen)


All teachers


Modern World History Summer Assignment



U.S. History (Sophomores)


All teachers


U.S. History Summer Assignment


Junior & Senior Electives:

Adv. Topics in History (H): Government & Politics

All teachers AT Government Summer Assignment

Adv. Topics in History (H): Modern Europe

K. Hanson AT European History Summer Assignment

Economic Theory

C. Hanson No assignment

Ethnic Studies I

Aquino ES Summer Assignment

Psychology I 

Dylan No assignment

Election 2024

Schafer No assignment

Global Issues for Global Citizens

Nelson GI Summer Assignment 

Modern Middle East

TBD No assignment

Philosophy I

Bowen Philosophy Summer Assignment

Pursuit of Happiness

Brown No assignment

Humanities I: Renaissance

Gertmenian Humanities Summer Assignment

In Gods We Trust

Nelson IGWT Summer Assignment

Upper School World Languages




AT Latin: Love and Friendship 


AT Latin Summer Assignment

Upper School Math




Honors Intro Calculus

All  teachers        

Summer math assignment
Video links

NOTE: The name of the course changed from Precalculus to Honors Intro Calculus.