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Social Studies

The Holy Ghost Prep Social Studies Department believes in an integrated study of social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. The department provides coordinated systematic study, drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, writing/literature, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.



Mr. Tony Chapman '71 (B.A. Social Studies Education, La Salle University) 

Mr. Thomas Eckerle (M.A. Education, Holy Family College)

Dr. Thomas Saxton '95, (B.A., Rider University;  M.A., Lehigh University;  Ph.D., Lehigh University

Mr. Thomas Murtaugh, Department Chair (B. A., University of Scranton, Social Studies, Education)

Mr. Robert Vierlinck '03 (B.A., Villanova University; M.Ed., Temple University)

Dr. John Scanlon (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, M.A., University of Pittsburgh, B.A., Catholic University of America)

Seven HGP artists will exhibit their work at the Phillips Mill Youth Art Exhibit. Five of the seven artists are pictured above: (from left to right) Jack Rittenmeyer, Owen Yake, Will Krohn, Jake Lawall, and Chris Aileo.
Holy Ghost Prep senior Mark Seibert has committed to play baseball at Gettysburg College, where he will study engineering.

Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2429 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA 19020
P 215.639.2102   F 215.639.4225

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