Global Studies is an interdisciplinary educational program woven from Kindergarten through Grade Twelve that prepares
students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives essential to thrive in the interconnected world which is their future.
The mission of the Center for Global Studies is:
- to provide students with a foundational knowledge of world history, geography, ecology, religions, cultures, and language.
- to teach students how to understand political, ecological, technological, and economic systems from multiple perspectives.
- to equip students with analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills so that they can research, discuss, and begin to understand the world’s pressing problems in order to collaborate with others toward solutions to those problems.
Viewpoint requires all graduates to select at least one semester of Social Studies from the Global Core list. The School also
encourages students to participate in Model United Nations, to take part in student travel and international hosting
opportunities, and to exceed the graduation requirement in world language study.