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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)

    • WedJun20 PSAT Summer Courses
    • SatJun23 Dominican Republic Service Trip
    • SunJun24 Dominican Republic Service Trip
HGP's Class of 2018 is an accomplished group of 117 students who will continue their academic careers at 56 different colleges and universities in 18 different states. (Photo courtesy of Donald Otto/Catalano Studio)
Owen Sienko (left) and Connor DiMarco (right) served as the valedictorian and salutatorian for Holy Ghost Prep's Class of 2018, respectively. The complete text of their speeches appear appears here.

Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2429 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA 19020
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