The English Language Arts Department of Oyster Bay High School is committed to upholding instructional excellence. As a team, we embrace a high standard of academic rigor, defined according to 21st century criteria. Our mission is to develop and foster a life-long appreciation of the written word and to provide students with the critical reading, writing, listening, and communication skills necessary to succeed beyond high school. Through the analysis of literature, students develop a sharpened awareness of the human condition and a heightened sensitivity to a myriad of life experiences. We strive for students to be productive, caring members of a global society.