History

Using imaginative and creative approaches to the study of history, we'll help you make sense of past events, ideas and people in order to discover the relevance of history to the world today.

Our curriculum will expose you to a variety of historical interpretations to foster open-mindedness, respect for opposing points of view and sensitivity to the complexity of the world.

We'll inspire you to think critically, and to articulate your ideas with clarity. We'll introduce you to historical research and documentation, and encourage you to work independently and collaboratively through individual and group projects.

We offer advanced placement courses in U.S. History, U.S. Government, European History and Art History. Our Asian Studies Signature Experience allows you to experience complete cultural immersion through research, language and travel.

Ultimately, as you learn about how the past informs the present and the future, you'll gain a better understanding of the complexity of our rapidly-changing global world.

 


My number one priority is to help my students become critical consumers of information and consider the credibility of the content they consume. Alison Hogarth, Department Chair

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Meet our Faculty

Alison Laidlaw Hogarth

Alison Laidlaw Hogarth

Department Chair
B.A., Colorado College
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
Lynn Berrettoni

Lynn Berrettoni

Teacher
B.A., Santa Clara University
M.A., Rutgers University
Benjamin Bickford

Benjamin Bickford

History Teacher, Head Coach, Boys' Varsity Golf
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College
M.A., Rutgers University
Raymond Cabot

Raymond Cabot

Asst Head for Strategic Planning
B.A., Brown University
M.A., Columbia University
Austin Frank

Austin Frank

Teacher, Head Coach, Boys' Varsity Wrestling
B.A., Wesleyan University
Stefanie Graefe

Stefanie Graefe

Dean of Students, 9th Grade, Head Coach, Girls' Varsity Golf
B.A., American University
M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Meghan Kocar

Meghan Kocar

Teacher
B.A., Loyola University, Maryland
M.A., University of Wisconsin
Richard Maley

Richard Maley

Teacher, Head Coach, Varsity Softball
B.A., Susquehanna University
M.Ed., LaSalle University
Peter McClellan

Peter McClellan

Assistant Head for Student Life
B.A., Lafayette College
M.A.T., Fairleigh Dickinson
Bradley Nicholson

Bradley Nicholson

Teacher
B.A., Williams College
M.A., University of Virginia
Sarah Somers

Sarah Somers

New Faculty Coordinator
B.A., Moravian College
M.A., The Catholic University of America
Erik Treese

Erik Treese

Teacher, Head Coach, Boys' Varsity Baseball
B.A., Washington and Lee University
M.A., Villanova University
Catherine Watkins

Catherine Watkins

Director of Visual Arts
B.A., Yale University
M.A., Syracuse University
Paul Watkins

Paul Watkins

Writer-in-Residence
B.A., Yale University