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History

At Belmont Hill, we value the study of History as an opportunity to develop national and global awareness, as well as critical historical thinking and argumentation skills.  The study of a broad range of historical subjects and the analysis of multiple perspectives are integral in fostering an environment where our students can strengthen their understanding and develop their own unique viewpoints.Our department utilizes a variety of sources and methodologies that allows our students to master content knowledge in order to formulate and assess evidence-based arguments.  Students are encouraged to cultivate their own voice in our discussion-based classes and draw on their connections to our shared history.  The program offers a balance of required and elective courses, as well as a robust offering of advanced courses to meet every student’s level of intellectual curiosity.   The curriculum consistently offers students opportunities to advance their reading comprehension, perform independent research, and present logical arguments--both oral and written.  Our passionate and knowledgeable faculty work with students to provide the historical context underlying today’s conflicts and crises and give students a platform to research the genesis and causation of these issues.  Students are given the tools necessary to become active and informed members of our society today.

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History Faculty

Mr. Christopher Bracken

Mr. Christopher Bracken

Class of 2015
Titles: History Teacher
Mr. Donald Bradley

Mr. Donald Bradley

Titles: Director of the Upper School; History & Social Sciences Teacher; Centennial Chair in History
Mr. Michael Grant

Mr. Michael Grant

Titles: Assistant Head of School; Dean of Faculty; English and History Teacher
Mr. Glenn Harvey

Mr. Glenn Harvey

Titles: History Department Chair; History Teacher
Mr. David Hegarty

Mr. David Hegarty

Titles: Library Director
Mr. Grayson Holland

Mr. Grayson Holland

Class of 2005
Titles: Senior Associate Director of Admission; History Teacher
Mr. Peter O'Connell

Mr. Peter O'Connell

Class of 2017
Mr. Brian Phinney

Mr. Brian Phinney

Titles: Associate Director of Admission; History Teacher
Mr. Eric Smith

Mr. Eric Smith

Titles: Dean of Studies; History Teacher
Mr. George Sullivan

Mr. George Sullivan

Class of 2007
Titles: History Teacher
Ms. Juliette Zener

Ms. Juliette Zener

Titles: Director of Global Experiences; History Teacher

Curriculum by Form

Curriculum Guide

For greater academic detail, please check out our curriculum guide below to find full course descriptions.

Curriculum Guide SY 21-22