The Age of Enlightenment

Adam Smith, John Locke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Olympe de Gouges were just a few of the historic figures who made appearances in the AP European History classes taught by Mr. Anthony Biscardi ’88.

For their Enlightenment Salon, students were tasked with choosing different people from either the Scientific Revolution or the Enlightenment and discussing their points of view on a variety of topics, such as government, religion, censorship, etc. Students received extra credit if they dressed as their historical figure.


The History Department has a unified curriculum for grades 6–11 based on the study of World History with an integrated United States History program in grades 8–11. In the Upper School, the students have a three-year requirement in history courses. A wide range of electives is available in grades 11 and 12 for students who wish to undertake further studies in specific disciplines.

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