Social Studies

As teachers committed to preparing students for college, the Social Studies Department strives to facilitate students in strengthening their critical thinking skills through a diverse curriculum based on 21st century skills.

The goal of the Social Studies Department is not only to present the long-term effects of historical events, the importance of economic decisions, the development of our government and the varied perspectives of the country and world, but also to provide students with tools necessary in developing strong and ethical decision-making skills. Through a combination of self-guided projects, class presentations, in-depth reading assignments and persuasive writing, students in the Social Studies Department will enhance their ability to develop alternatives, consider varied perspectives and articulate their findings with supportive evidence.

In compliance with the rigor of the Common Core standards, Social Studies programs have a responsibility to prepare young people to better identify, understand, and work to solve the difficult questions our increasingly diverse and interdependent world faces today. We are committed to challenging each student’s heart and mind in the Holy Cross tradition with the goal of becoming a compassionate individual and a lifelong learner.

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Mr. Greg Milo

Mr. Jason Anderson

Mr. Jason Dzik

Mr. Ralph Orsini

Mr. Robert Yanko

Teachers in the Social Studies Department:
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Hoban's mission statement reminds us that we are a Catholic high school in the Holy Cross tradition.  This describes both who we are and what we do.

The Holy Cross tradition is a balanced, integrated, holistic approach to education where knowledge and faith converge.  

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A Holy Cross education fosters the values, attitudes and behaviors necessary for individuals to make a real difference in the world. Students are challenged to live up to the ideals of the Catholic faith through a four-year program of religious studies, as well as sacramental opportunities, retreats and Christian service

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A rigorous curriculum offers courses tailored to a wide range of interests and abilities. A combination of college preparatory, honors, advanced placement and elective courses provides various opportunities for success.  Hoban graduates successfully advance to higher education, often at some of the finest colleges and universities in the country. 

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Following the Holy Cross model of education grounded in values, the Hoban athletic philosophy emphasizes important lifelong lessons that transcend the playing field. Balance is a primary value for Hoban athletics. Students are first scholars, then athletes.

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For almost 60 years, alumni, parents and friends have responded generously to the various fundraising programs at Hoban. Fundraising is especially important because as a private institution Hoban does not receive general public funding or diocesan subsidies. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of operating.

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The student services office is committed to helping students find their place in the Hoban community and to prepare them in heart and mind to live out the Holy Cross mission. We provide a comprehensive guidance program designed to meet the academic, personal, college and career exploration needs of students.