Back to School Supplies

Updated: April 21, 2020

Scroll below for the following categories: 

• Middle School Supplies
• High School Supplies
• Recommended Devices for Students BYOD
• Required Science Goggles
• Level 1 English (6th Grade) Book List
• Level 2 English (7th Grade) Book List

For Middle School Students:

This is a standard supplies list, students will receive individual course syllabus during the first few weeks of school that may require additional items. 
Two 3-inch binders: Depending on students' organizational preferences the binders can be used to differentiate between morning & afternoon classes or classes on different days 

ex: Monday/Wednesday classes, and Tuesday/Thursday classes.
Subject dividers for both binders
Folders: One for each class for completed handouts for future study and for homework
Loose-leaf paper
Assignment book or planner: Click the links below for examples:
Target - Assignment Book or Planner Example
Amazon - Assignment Book or Planner Example
A book for reading (personal choice)
A device (see the recommended devices for students below by Ms. Marcotte)

See examples of binder layout below:
School Supply Example
School Supplies Example

For High School Students:

The list above is a great place to start with planning your school supplies. Please know that each individual high school course syllabus will be reviewed during the first few weeks of school and may require additional items specific to the class. 

Start thinking about what organizational tools can be most utilized by you! 
For example: Post-It notes, highlighters, extra binders or notebooks for individual courses

It is your responsibility as a high school student to decide what you need organizationally to be successful and to reach out for assistance when needed. 

Any questions on supplies or organizational skills please contact Ms. Parent (

Recommended Devices for Students BYOD:

At The Founders Academy, we recommend that students have a personal devices to use to support academic learning across all content areas.  Students are asked to access academic work digitally in Google Classroom on a regular basis. It is our recommendation that students have a base level Chromebook device to support their academic learning.  Students can have a traditional laptop, however, the battery doesn’t last a full school day and these are typically heavier to transport. In addition, they should also have a wired headset with recording capabilities to support their learning in computer science classes.  The computer science department highly advises selecting one that has a battery life of 6 or more hours so it will last students through the school day. Also, it is good to look for one that has gorilla glass as these are more durable given wear and tear of going to and from school.

*** All students will need standard headphones with a 3.5mm jack. Bluetooth and airpods will not work in the computer lab with our systems. ****If high school students are taking AP Computer Science or Python programming course a standard laptop is recommended over the Chromebook device.    

If you have multiple children enrolled at the school we are recommending that each child have their own device to use.  Please keep in mind the weight of the device when purchasing as your child will need to transport their device from each class in their bag along with their binders and textbooks.   

This will run between $130-$300 for a new Chromebook from Amazon. If you shop around for sales, you can purchase them for less.

Required Science Goggles

All students are required to have their own pair of chemical goggles that meet ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 standards. Please note that wood goggles, glasses, and some others do not meet the safety requirements. Students who already own proper goggles in good working condition may continue to use them. Click HERE for a good link to use.


Level 1 English (6th Grade) Book List
(Students can purchase any edition of the required text - new or older printings)
-       Tales of Ancient Egypt, Roger Lancelyn Green          
-       D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire          
-       Black Ships Before Troy, Rosemary Sutcliff          
-       Myths of the Norsemen, Roger Lancelyn Green

Level 2 English (7th Grade) Book List

-       Arabian Nights, Andrew Lang ISBN-10 #1076427677
-       Medieval Literature: A Basic Anthology (Dover Thrift Edition) ISBN #0486813428 -       Beowulf - Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Michael Foreman - (paperback - ISBN #978--7636-3206-9) -       Sadlier-Oxford VOCABULARY WORKSHOP, level B,  ISBN # 0-8215-7107-9

Level 3 English (American Literature I)


All sections:

Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1(ISBN 978-0486780764)

101 Great American Poems (Dover Edition) (ISBN 978-0486401584)


Kate Mote’s section:

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Vocabulary from Classical Roots, Book B, by Norma Fifer and Nancy Flowers ISBN 978-0838822548


Steven Fernandes’ section:

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain ISBN 9781949460810 

Vocabulary Workshop: Level C, by Jerome Shostak ISBN 978-0821566282

English 5: American Lit 2

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, 2nd edition, edited by Joyce Carol Oates (ISBN 978-0199744398)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Maus, vol. 2 by Art Speigelman

Steven Fernandes' class will also require A Separate Peace by John Knowles

English 6: World Lit

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Folger Edition, ISBN 978-0743477123)

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare(Folger Edition, ISBN 978-0743482752)

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Vocabulary from Classical Roots: Book E, by Norma Fifer and Nancy Flowers (ISBN 978-0838822609)

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