The Social Studies Department is committed to fulfilling the philosophy and mission of La Salle High School, preparing our students in mind, body and spirit. A carefully planned and rich program is offered, encompassing world history, cultures and geography, United States history, United States government and politics, economics, Sociology and United States foreign policy.
Students are challenged to develop a broad and thoughtful perspective of our complex world. By reasoning from facts to reach their own conclusions, they develop the skills necessary to be critical thinkers. To demonstrate their thinking, students practice clear and thoughtful expression in speech and in writing. Ultimately, the department is committed to helping students sharpen their abilities to make informed choices and communicate effectively as they prepare to actively participate in civic life.