Beginning in ninth grade Global Issues, students have an opportunity to explore three important regions in the developing world: Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The 10th-grade year focuses on Modern European History, with a special emphasis on the roots of the United States. The 11th-grade year continues this theme through courses in United States history. During 12th grade, history students may choose from a number of electives, including Economics and Intellectual History Honors.
In addition to the regular curriculum, the Society of Skeptics offers weekly lectures by a wide variety of speakers, including noted historians, authors, and business and educational leaders. Skeptics speakers have included: CNN’s Lou Dobbs, Columbia University history professor Eric Foner, Lafayette College professor of history Joshua Sanborn, George Mason University history professor Peter Mandaville, two former governors of New Jersey, chair of the 9/11 Commission Governor Thomas Kean, and former U.S. ambassador to Vietnam Raymond Burghardt ’63.