A laboratory of human experience.
The History and Social Sciences Department offers a relevant, diverse, and challenging curriculum. When we study history, we are better able to grasp the forces that affect our own lives and better able to understand how the world really works. In doing so, our students gain a richer understanding of the stories and perspectives that have shaped, and continue to shape, our world.
In addition to a full spectrum of traditional histories, students at Pomfret can also explore fields such as anthropology, psychology, and political science; in-depth studies of Indian, African, and US history; and contemporary courses that focus on current events and important global issues. Members of the faculty pride themselves on building students critical thinking, research, and writing skills; and creating courses that fuse their historical passions with student interest.
History & Social Sciences Requirement
Three years of history, including Humanities I: Global Studies, Humanities II: American Studies, and the
equivalent of one full year of history (three terms) during the junior or senior years.