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MUS Reading, Math, and Other Materials

Hyde Library will be open in the summer Wednesdays from 10-2, from June 7th to August 2nd (closed on July 5th).

NOTE: These book options are for students NOT enrolled in a Reading Mastery summer class.

If you are taking a Reading Mastery class in summer school, your book choices will come from a different list.

Summer School Course Reading Mastery Lists

These selections are for ONLY those students enrolled in summer Reading Mastery classes.

Owls Read 2023

Outcasts United, by Warren St. John

Note: Grades 7 and 8 should read the Young Readers Edition

Grades 9-12 should read the standard, unabridged edition.

Outcasts United is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement.

It's a tale about resilience, the power of one person to make a difference and the daunting challenge of creating community in a place where people seem to have little in common. (From the author's website)

In 2020, the English Department introduced an annual school-wide summer reading program in which everyone in the MUS community reads a work selected by the headmaster and a faculty committee. The annual Owls Read selection offers a focus of discussion among students, faculty, and staff for the following school year.

Students at every grade level will see that these selections are listed as one of their required summer reading books. The Hyde Library has copies of the book in the library and on OverDrive via the Sora app.


For additional summer programs and information, please see:

Help Lab

A summer math review packet Help Lab will be open on selected Tuesdays (July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1) from 9 a.m. – noon for any student who needs to ask questions. (Visit the Upper School office for lab location.) Prior to those in-person Tuesday sessions, students with questions may email the math chairs for help ( or