The interdisciplinary Humanities curriculum helps students develop the passion for inquiry essential to a healthy and examined life. Students are challenged to become engaged citizens and responsible leaders in an increasingly complex and globalized world.

Humanities courses in Third, Fourth, and Fifth Forms make connections across traditional boundaries, exploring essential questions of self and community from ancient Europe and Asia to colonial and Civil War America to today’s intricately connected world. In expository and creative writing, in collaboration, and in their own research, students expand their powers of association and experience the excitement of making intellectual leaps. Within these diverse approaches, they enhance their skills for close reading, integrating knowledge, clear writing, and critical thinking across all disciplines.

Sixth Formers and many Fifth Formers choose from more than 40 electives, including such courses as American Foreign Policy, Contemporary World Literature, Creative Writing, Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes, Economics, American Film and Culture in the 1950s and 60s, and Modern India.

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    Ms. Melissa Poole 

    Humanities Department Head / Academic Technologist
    (603) 229-4613