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History

Flintridge Preparatory School History

Goals of the History Program

The goal of the History Department is to develop in each student the historical knowledge, skills, and curiosity that are essential to being a thoughtful and responsible citizen of our world. Throughout the History Department's curriculum and course offerings, faculty and students interrogate the political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual developments of humankind from the earliest artifacts through the present. The department also incorporates the social sciences, ranging from psychology to economics and financial investing. 

History classes at Flintridge Prep cultivate critical thinking, passion, and an ability to approach information and questions from historical and contemporary perspectives. Whether reading the Bhagavad Gita, role playing the Mexican Revolution, examining the structure of the federal government in the 1790s and today, dialoguing on current border conflicts, or analyzing documents on antebellum reform, students and teachers delve deeply into the controversies and unresolved questions that make history a dynamic discipline.

History Courses

History Faculty

Will Bellaimey

Will Bellaimey

History Faculty, New Teacher Orienter
Megan Bowman

Megan Bowman

History Faculty, 11th Grade Dean
Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper

Associate Head of School, History Faculty
Abel Fuentes

Abel Fuentes

9th Grade Dean, History Faculty
Ingrid Herskind

Ingrid Herskind

Global Studies Coordinator, History Faculty, Head Coach - Boys Varsity Swimming, Head Coach - Diving
Kurt Hofer

Kurt Hofer

Class of 2004
History Faculty
Barrett Jamison

Barrett Jamison

Assistant Head for Student Life, History Faculty
Claire Kinder

Claire Kinder

Class of 2008
History Faculty, Science Faculty
Charles Kollmer

Charles Kollmer

History Faculty
Joshua Perlman

Joshua Perlman

History Department Chair, History Faculty
Vanessa Walker-Oakes

Vanessa Walker-Oakes

Head of School, History Faculty
Isabella Zellerbach

Isabella Zellerbach

History Faculty