We’re Polyhistoria.

We teach classes for curious minds. 

Who We Are

We are a community of scholar-explorers who inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share by teaching unexpected, brilliant classes to teenagers.

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What We Do

We partner with professors from around the world. We ask them what topics they are researching and what questions they are asking themselves. Then, we build inquiry-based curriculum around those questions and teach those classes to high school students.

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We rock at what we do

We believe in cutting-edge scholarship, critical thinking, and sharing discoveries. We encourage rigorous (but not ad hominem) discourse, questioning textbooks and teachers alike, and tirelessly trying to improve what we do.

We make history relevant and personal, fascinating and fun. Social sciences, as a discipline, could be more of these things, and we’re determined to make that happen.

  • In an era of mass-produced textbooks and pre-recorded video classes, we built a small and cozy classroom environment with teachers and peers that students can actually talk to.
  • We create brilliant classes that challenge students to think deeply and critically, while at the same time, making them totally enjoyable. As they should always be.

What would you like to explore?

  • It's my student's first time taking an online video chat class and we could really use some help setting everything up and learning how Polyhistoria classes work.
  • We're looking for a 1-time class about something awesome like hallucinogenic honey, forgotten medieval weapons, secret hunting languages, mysteries of the Viking swords, or real-life Amazons.
  • I'm planning out my student's school-year schedule and I'm looking for longer 8-week or semester-long classes.

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Join us for a free class where the teacher is free to pick whatever novel research adventure, strange history, or random amazingness they choose to teach.