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)
Head of the Science Department and Science Teacher
South Bank University, London - BSc Univeristy of London Institute of Education - Post Graduate in Secondary Education
Columbia University - B.A. Columbia University - M.A. Columbia University - M.Phil.
Science Teacher and Admissions Faculty Adjunct
Cooper Union - B.E. Carnegie-Mellon University - M.S.
Director of the Eco Center and Science Teacher
Cornell University - Ph.D.
New York University - B.A. Stony Brook University - M.B.A. Stony Brook University - Ph.D.
University College Cork, Ireland - B.S. University College Cork, Ireland - Ph.D.
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice - B.S. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice - M.A.
Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher and Science Teacher
Pennsylvania State University - B.S. Peabody College, Vanderbilt University - M.Ed.
CUNY, The City College of New York - M.A. SUNY, Albany - M.A. SUNY, Albany - B.S.
Middle & Upper School
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The Spence School, a private all-girls school located on the Upper East Side of New York City, offers a rigorous liberal arts study for diverse students in Grades K-12.