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Social Studies

Program Overview:

Social Studies explores the study of people in relation to each other and to their world. It is an issues-focused and inquiry-based interdisciplinary subject that draws upon history, geography, ecology, economics, law, philosophy, political science and other social science disciplines. Social Studies is integral to the process of enabling students to develop an understanding of who they are, what they want to become, and the society in which they want to live. The mission of the Social Studies Program is to provide opportunities for students to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge that twill enable them to become engaged, active, informed and responsible citizens of their communities, their nation and the world through common experiences, such as the sophomore research paper and community service.

Program Contact Information:

Ms. Lucy Arecco
Program Administrator

Ms. Janet Bernstein
Administrative Assistant
(203) 625-8090

The best way to contact a teacher is via email. Please see the Staff Directory for email address.


Each Spring the Social Studies Department honors distinguished scholars and students who have served the Greenwich community. Please see the descriptions of each award.  

Writing Contests:

Students are encouraged to participate in outside writing contests to engage in civic and historic discourse. Opportunities can be found here.