History, Philosophy & Religious Studies
We ask questions. We challenge assumptions. We seek justice and joy in our learning.
With the teaching and learning that takes place in our classrooms, the instructors in the History, Philosophy & Religious Studies Department aim to develop an appreciation of the past through multiple perspectives, to increase knowledge of our interdependent and complex world, to emphasize the value of engaging in open-minded dialogue and discussion, and to foster an understanding of foundational terms and ideas defining history, philosophy, and religious studies. By challenging traditional narratives, by valuing original ideas, and by introducing students to a range of human societies, beliefs, and experiences through time and space, we prepare students to do meaningful and substantive work presently, in college, and beyond.
- Our faculty members — many of whom have taught at the school for more than ten years — are devoted to blending traditional methods of teaching and learning with new, innovative approaches in ways that best serve our students.
- As scholars and teachers, our faculty continually pursue professional development opportunities, both to stay informed in their respective disciplines and to hone their teaching skills.
- We offer numerous history electives, including offerings at the advanced and/or college level
- Students have a range of choices for philosophy and religious studies courses.