Did you know how a society's economy, racial make-up, and environmental geography are all related? Have you explored the importance of the interdependence of our government's judicial and legislative branches on policy making? Would you like to research a famous figure in history and create a living museum in their honor?
The Social Studies Department promotes liberal arts instruction that leads to informed citizenship. Historical knowledge can serve as a bridge to the present, explaining and illuminating how we have developed as a civilization. Students are introduced to a thought-
provoking process of investigation and analysis centered on social, political and international issues intended to foster critical thinking skills, diversity of opinion and moral sensibility.
"In AP US History, we don't focus on memorizing facts; we learn the stories. History has become much more interesting to me after taking courses at St. Joes."Eleanor '21
Social Studies Courses
- World History
- Modern World History
- U.S. History Since 1877
- Introduction to Pyschology
- Introduction to Economics
- AP European History
- AP United States History
- AP United States Government and Politics
- AP Psychology
- AP Economics