Welcome to the Northern Valley Old Tappan English Department!

The English curriculum of the Northern Valley Regional High School District attempts to develop the reading, writing, and researching skills of all of the district’s students through in-depth study of great literature and frequent writing practice. At each grade level, pupils are required to complete a research or critical paper to help them to gain facility in writing papers of length that integrate both primary and secondary sources. Moreover, classes at the college preparatory, college preparatory enriched, and honors/advanced placement levels meet the needs of all English students in the district.
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Writing Center Available Every Day at Lunch in room F201!


Congratulations to Samantha Derrico and Chris Bazela, NVOT Winners of the Association of Indians in America Gandhi Writing Contest!

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Congratulations to Regional Poetry Out Loud Champion Claire Choi!


Coldwater Literary Magazine Recognized

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Students involved in Coldwater, the literary magazine at Old Tappan, have been recommended for the “Highest Award” ranking for the fifth year in a row (2012-2016) for the NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM).

Poetry Out Loud 2016 a Success!
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Students took part in the Poetry Out Loud finals. 15 students competed in the school-wide finals. These competitors were selected after winning the classroom competitions followed by the semi-finals. The winner from the finals, Claire Choi, will now prepare for the regional competition in February.

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

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Northern Valley students will attended the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival on October 21st. The Festival began in 1986 and has launched a Poetry-in-the-Schools program that has gained national and international recognition. To see more about the Festival, visit: http://www.dodgepoetry.org.