The joy of the written word is central to Riverhill’s language arts program. Reading, writing, and the examination of good literature are balanced with creativity to create an expanded view of the written word. A literature-based reading program is used with Third through Sixth Grade students reading novels with an emphasis on literary analysis and Accelerated Reader is also used as an enrichment to encourage a love of reading. Personal journals are incorporated in many grade levels to help students learn to express themselves through writing. Students study grammar and learn to write analytically as their vocabularies grow.