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.

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, Native American Studies, History of Law, History of Medicine, Israel & Palestine, Social Movements in US History, Government and Citizenship, History of Thought, South-Asian American Studies, 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.