Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, “We are not the makers of history. We are made by history.”

At Gould, students become critical thinkers who use history as a tool to better understand their own cultural identity and the interconnectedness of civilizations around the world and across centuries. In the upper grades, Gould’s history curriculum challenges students to broaden their historical and cultural appreciation through electives and AP courses. Throughout the curriculum, students learn research methods that empower them to think critically and make solid arguments.

Departmental Requirements:

Three years, to include U.S. History (generally taken during a student’s eleventh-grade year).

Embedded Honors:
All courses that are not AP History have the Embedded Honors option.  Students who are interested in further challenging themselves can earn honors credit by completing a significantly more demanding version of an assignment each term.

History Courses Include:

Human Geography
The West and the World – World History
United States History
AP United States History
History of Indigenous Peoples of America
Critical Readings on Genocide
History of the Vietnam War
Maine History
Global Migrations
Baseball and American Culture
Eastern Philosophy

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    Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning

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Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.