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Social Studies

Social Studies at Kents Hill School

Social Studies 

In addition to valuing the traditional curricular goals of content knowledge, all Social Studies courses emphasize skill development in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication, as well as the exploration of character and reflection. Three years of Social Studies courses, including U.S. History, are required for graduation, but the department strongly recommends taking additional elective courses, particularly during junior and senior year. (For changes to Kents Hill’s graduation requirements for the Class of 2024 and beyond, see above, pages 5-6.) The Social Studies Department offers courses in the 200-600 levels.

Current Course Offerings

Our Social Studies Faculty

Peter Hodgin

Peter Hodgin

Titles: Social Studies Teacher, Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Head Coach, Boys Junior Varsity Tennis Head Coach
Degrees: B.A., Bowdoin College
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School: 207-685-4914
Kim Nanof

Kim Nanof

Titles: Social Studies Department Chair, Social Studies Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Northeastern University
M.S.Ed., St. Joseph's College
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Wilson Onu

Wilson Onu

Titles: Associate Dean of Academics, Social Studies Teacher, Librarian, Sampson Hall Dorm Parent
Degrees: B.A., American College Dublin
MBA, Lynn University
Ed.D., Lynn University
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Benjamin Priest

Benjamin Priest

Titles: Dean of Academics, Humanities (English, Social Studies, World Languages) Division Head, English Teacher, Wesleyan Hall Dorm Parent
Degrees: B.A., University of Maine
M.A., The State University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D., The State University of New York at Buffalo
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Phone Numbers:
School: 207-685-4914
Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Titles: Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging, Social Studies Teacher, Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach, Faculty Advisor for the Black Student Union and The GROUP
Degrees: B.A., College of Wooster
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Wooster
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Phone Numbers:
School: 207-685-4914