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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)

    • FriNov17 Grades Issued On-Line
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Holy Ghost Prep lacrosse captains George Rusnak and Matt Rueter signed national letters of intent on November 10 to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), respectively.
HGP student Owen Sienko '18, a self-proclaimed history buff, recently experienced the "Terracotta Warriors" exhibit at the Franklin Institute and wrote about his experience in a published Reality newspaper column.

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

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