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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.

Upper School Science Sequence
Grade 9 Physics
Grade 10 Chemistry
                 Independent Science Research 10-12 (by application)
Grade 11 Biology
                Semester Electives (Optional)
Grade 12 Semester and Yearlong Electives (Optional)


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    Dalia Aidoo

    Head of the Science Department and Science Teacher
    South Bank University, London - BSc
    Univeristy of London Institute of Education - Post Graduate in Secondary Education
  • Photo of Lowell Chapnick

    Lowell Chapnick

    Science Teacher
    Columbia University - B.A.
    Columbia University - M.A.
    Columbia University - M.Phil.
  • Photo of Amanda Dey

    Amanda Dey

    Lab Technician
  • Photo of Scott Godsen

    Scott Godsen

    Science Teacher and Admissions Faculty Adjunct
    Cooper Union - B.E.
    Carnegie-Mellon University - M.S.
  • Photo of Brandon Kraft

    Brandon Kraft

    Director of the Eco Center and Science Teacher
    Cornell University - Ph.D.
  • Photo of Onika Murray

    Onika Murray

    Science Teacher
    New York University - B.A.
    Stony Brook University - M.B.A.
    Stony Brook University - Ph.D.
  • Photo of Colm O’Mahony

    Colm O’Mahony

    Science Teacher
    University College Cork, Ireland - B.S.
    University College Cork, Ireland - Ph.D.
  • Photo of Deysbel Peña

    Deysbel Peña

    Science Teacher
    CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice - B.S.
    CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice - M.A.
  • Photo of Stephanie Romary

    Stephanie Romary

    Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher and Science Teacher
    Pennsylvania State University - B.S.
    Peabody College, Vanderbilt University - M.Ed.
  • Erica Tang

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    Rebecca Waysek

    Science Teacher
    CUNY, The City College of New York - M.A.
    SUNY, Albany - M.A.
    SUNY, Albany - B.S.