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Humanities – English Language Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages

By studying the world’s languages and cultures, students expand their horizon and prepare themselves for an increasingly multicultural world. At PHS, discovery through the courses we offer helps students open their imaginations to fresh perspectives on the world.

English Language Arts

Several members of this distinguished department have taught in Paramus for more than 10 years. More than half hold degrees of M.A. or higher; others are completing graduate studies as they teach. What the group holds in common is a passion not only for literature and composition but also for teaching adolescents.

Social Studies

The goal of the Social Studies Department is to help students become effective citizens in a changing world. The program provides students with skills they need to develop as informed citizens to effectively participate in the process of government and the fulfillment of the nation’s promise of a representative democracy. Students will develop an awareness of economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental aspects of nations and people.

World Languages

The World Language program maintains a focus on interdisciplinary learning with students working toward language proficiency. Through the department’s emphasis on interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills, students engage in authentic conversation, explore a variety of cultures in comparison to their own, present information, and develop diverse global perspectives.

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Dr. Melissa Quackenbush
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