A coed independent boarding high school
The History curriculum at Rock Point School offers students the opportunity not just to study important historical periods and events but to contemplate broader questions, such as “What is history? How can we learn to think about the past and present from multiple perspectives? What is the purpose of being a student of history?” Students develop an increased appreciation and understanding of the importance of how developments in the past contribute to our current world and world-views.
The study of history at Rock Point School is designed to further develop and deepen students’ educational and learning skills, with a focus on the transferable skills of planning, communication, Critical Thinking, and ethical behavior. Within the curriculum, we explicitly teach skills, including reading, note-taking, writing, test-taking, and critical-thinking skills. We also help students learn how to identify questions that interest them and to become quality researchers.
Specific Skills that students learn in our four-year history curriculum include:
Our history courses include: Ancient Studies, European Studies, U.S. History 1, and U.S. History 2.