The Middle School science program is designed to give students a solid foundation in the discipline and to provide a link between scientific concepts and their application to real-world situations.
We endeavor to cultivate in our students a sense of wonder, curiosity, and awe about how much the field of science has given us, along with the infinite possibilities that lie ahead. We want our students to understand that science is a process of creating and refining models of the world around us as we continually strive to find a balance between our need for resources and the long-term viability of our planet. In the Middle School years, courses are inquiry-based, allowing students to explore science through the process of asking questions and discovering possible answers by taking part in experiments and investigations. Topics in science that are relevant to their own lives are explored in each grade. Students contemplate both the world around them as well as the changes they witness in their own bodies. In the process, they develop the skills of reading critically, taking thoughtful and detailed notes, and analyzing data. Students work both independently and with their classmates to solve problems. Classes are structured so that questions are encouraged, inevitably leading to even more questions.