An independent day school serving grades K-12 | St. Paul, MN

History and Social Studies

In Upper School history courses, students gain historical perspectives, develop critical thinking skills, and refine discussion strategies. All students take a two-year world history sequence in Grades 9 and 10. Topics include classical empires, world religions, the post-classical world, revolutions, industrialization, globalization through colonialism and in the post-colonial world. World History II culminates with a formal history research process and paper.

In Grade 11, students complete a United States History course that includes a significant research component and work with various primary documents, scholarly secondary sources, and college-level texts.

Grade 12 electives include Advanced Historical Research, Economics, History of Law, History of Medicine, Israel & Palestine, Social Movements in US History, Government and Citizenship, History of Thought, US Foreign Policy Since World War II, Global Issues, History of Refugee Communities, World Religions, Gender in the Americas, and History of Race.

Students are prepared for US and World History AP exams based on these courses.