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Social Studies

Department Overview

Within the Department of Social Studies our approach to learning is to deemphasize the rote memorization of who and when, while at the same time developing an understanding of the how and why of historical and current events.
Throughout the range of courses, we strive to maintain focus on our Catholic identity and how it fits into our areas of study.
The goal of the department is to build expertise in our students that allows them to excel in a broad range of Advanced Placement and other advanced courses. We also look to model how faith can have a foundational impact on both personal development and positive communal interaction. Our ultimate goal is to send students to college well prepared for the challenges and rigor in their chosen field of endeavor.
Faculty
 
Thomas Bronder 72
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Mission Statement: “Using history, personal experience, and faith to challenge our students to become their best selves– individually and collectively.”
Donald Nelson
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Mission Statement: “To provide a caring, nurturing, challenging and fun overview of American History that provides the foundation for understanding of where we are in America and how we got here.”
Alex Rivard
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Mission Statement: "To motivate young men to become leaders in their community."
Alex Rivard
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Mission Statement: "To motivate young men to become leaders in their community."