Our program is designed to give students a solid foundation in science 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, as well as 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.
In the Upper School years, students build upon skills they have already begun to develop and explore material with increasing depth and rigor. The questions they formulate about testable phenomena become more sophisticated and nuanced. More advanced equipment appropriate to the level of inquiry is utilized. Students also hone the skill of developing well-supported conclusions in both oral and written form. Critical analysis of data and a healthy dose of skepticism are fostered through class discussions as students explore the breadth of scientific knowledge and its meaning
in their lives.