2024 Summer Reading


Updated May 29, 2024
The goal of summer reading at Roland Park Country School is consistent with the School’s philosophy in that it “strives to instill in its students a lifelong love of learning as well as the motivation to look within and beyond themselves” while also promoting the importance of reading a variety of works.
Summer reading material can be purchased through The Ivy BookshopUse coupon code SUMMER24 to save 10%.
This Upper School Summer Reading LibGuide will provide you with the book titles and assignments for each RPCS English course and choice book summer reading. 
For 2024-2025, the Upper School Summer Reading program consists of the following:
  1. One or two required books for the student’s RPCS English course with a related assignment due on the first day of class.
a. Juniors taking English 11 at Gilman should visit the Gilman summer reading page (link below) for information regarding required summer reading.
b. Seniors taking English 12 electives at Gilman or Bryn Mawr should visit the coordinate schools’ links below for information regarding required summer reading for those classes.
2. All students will read one book of their personal choice selected from a list of options from the US Summer Reading LibGuide and complete a related assignment. This assignment will be due in time for Advisory on Tuesday, September 3.

We encourage you to read as much as possible beyond the required readings over the summer (and year-round!), so you will find that the Summer Reading LibGuide is an excellent resource for book titles for additional reading ideas.
This AP Course Summer Reading Assignments LibGuide will provide you with the required summer work for certain RPCS AP level courses in English, history, science, visual arts, and world languages.
The information listed in the RPCS LibGuides is for the courses held on the RPCS campus. If you are taking a first semester or year-long class at Bryn Mawr and/or Gilman, please review their summer reading pages for the information about required summer work for their courses:
  • Bryn Mawr Summer Reading Program
    • Students taking a world language class at Bryn Mawr need to obtain a summer packet by emailing the teacher. Visit the Bryn Mawr summer reading page for specific details.

    • Students taking AP Environmental Science at Bryn Mawr will receive a summer packet emailed from their teacher.

  • Gilman Summer Reading Program