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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)

Four of the HGP artists whose work will be exhibited next month at Bucks County Community College are pictured here:(left to right) Jack Keating, Andrew Iannacone, Bruce Jiang, and Shane Marotta.
Ten Holy Ghost Prep students have their work displayed at the "Emergence II" art show in Bristol, Pa. and HGP's Austin Moran (pictured) received the "Best in Show" honor for his oil painting.

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

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