Mission Statement

In accordance with the mission statement and philosophy of Concordia Preparatory School, the Social Studies Department strives to foster among the students recognition of God’s role in our world and history. The Social Studies Department strives to equip students with critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills that will enable them to be capable citizens. 


  • Ms. Melissa Weldon (Chairperson) – Concordia College New York – B.A., University of Richmond – M.A.
  • Mr. Ryan Baney – Concordia University Nebraska – B.A., B.S.
  • Ms. Julia Bloom – Concordia University Nebraska – B.S.Ed.
  • Mr. Donnell Brown – Stevenson University – B.S., Bethany College – M.A.
  • Mrs. Lynee Edwards – Concordia University New York – B.A.
  • Mrs. Keishya Fiore – Towson University – B.A., Notre Dame of Maryland University – M.A.T.
  • Ms. Jenna King –Towson University – B.S., University of Tennessee at Martin – M.Ed. (matriculating)
  • Mr. Nathan Marr – McDaniel College – B.A., McDaniel College – M.S.
  • Ms. Heather Mattes ‘96 – Towson University – B.S.

Requirements for Graduation

Four Social Studies credits are required for graduation:

  • Ninth Grade: World History I
  • Tenth Grade: World History II
  • Eleventh Grade: United States History
  • Twelfth Grade: American Government

Courses of Study

  • World History I
  • World History II
  • United States History
  • American Government


  • AP US History
  • Modern US History
  • AP European History
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Modern World History
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Introduction to American Law


Each year the students in Middle School compete in the Geography Bowl. The winner qualifies to compete in the Maryland State Geographic Bee and potentially qualify for the NGS National Geography Bee in Washington, DC.

The Upper School competes each spring in the Social Studies Bowl, which measures their knowledge of history, geography, and social studies topics.


Q: How are students evaluated and placed into college prep or honors classes?

A: Students are placed in college prep or honors courses based upon their grades from their previous school and teacher recommendations.

Q: If my student initially places into regular college prep, can they move into honors?

A: Students who excel academically and maintain an A average throughout the year are eligible to move into honors courses the following year. Teacher recommendations and department approval is also necessary to move from college prep to honors.