• Social StudiesSocial Studies

    According to the National Council for Social Studies, “the primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an independent world.” The social studies curriculum will link the lives of the students to the world. Students will come to understand how the past affects the world now and how it is they can help to create the future. Lower School students start from themselves and circle outwards to their homes, communities, city, state and country to understand the interconnectedness of the world around them. Students in the Upper School explore the history and geography of the western and eastern hemisphere, ancient civilizations, and a two-year course on American History.