Summer Reading

Grade 1 –  Each student received a set of Primary Phonics Readers. These are to be read in conjunction with your copy of Classical Phonics. The accompanying letter can be found HERE, and the lesson plans can be found HERE.

Grades 1-3 – Each student received a 100 Days of Summer Reading Challenge Journal. The suggested book lists can be found HERE, and expectations for participants can be found HERE. Students who complete this journal by the first day of school will be recognized with a certificate at an Opening Assembly in September.

Grades 4-7 – Story of the World books were sent home. Students will return these books to school in the fall. All other required summer reading books need to be purchased or borrowed from the library.

 If you have any questions, please give us a call or email Mr. Borah at


Rising 4th GradeStory of the World Volume 1: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer*
Rising 5th GradeStory of the World Voume 2: The Middle Ages by Susan Wise Bauer*
Rising 6th GradeStory of the World Volume 3: The Early Modern Times by Susan Wise Bauer*
Rising 7th GradeStory of the World Volume 4: The Modern Age by Susan Wise Bauer*
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Rising 8th GradeGirls read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Boys read Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester†
Rising 9th GradeAll Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Rising 10th GradeThe Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy
Rising 11th GradeThe Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh‡
Rising 12th GradeNicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie

*Story of the World books will be provided by HLS. Please return them to school in the fall. Students should be prepared for a class book discussion and simple quiz over the assigned reading during the first week of school.

† See also the Emmy Award winning A&E series Horatio Hornblower, starring Ioan Gruffudd.

‡ See also the Oscar nominated 1957 film The Spirit of St. Louis, starring James Stewart.