Grades 6-12; Boarding 8-12


History and Social Studies

Graduation requirement: World History, United States History, and either two additional semester electives or one additional year-long elective

Students at The Pennington School are engaged in a wide variety of learning activities within the History Department to gain competency in academic skills that are both discipline-specific and transferable to other areas of study. Effective research, critical reading, analytical writing, historical thinking, and presentation skills are emphasized throughout the course of study, and each is rooted in the process of inquiry, the practice of document analysis, and the thoughtful synthesis of content. By offering a wide variety of course offerings that range from core classes to AP to non-AP electives, the History Department provides students the opportunity to develop their unique individual excellence through intellectual challenge and to empathize and connect more broadly to the variety of human experience.