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Science

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)

Faculty

  • Photo of Dalia Aidoo
    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
  • Kalimah Ayele
  • Photo of Lowell Chapnick
    Lowell Chapnick
    Science Teacher
    Columbia University - B.A.
    Columbia University - M.A.
    Columbia University - M.Phil.
  • 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.
  • Loraine Snead
  • Erica Tang
  • Photo of Rebecca Waysek
    Rebecca Waysek
    Science Teacher
    CUNY, The City College of New York - M.A.
    SUNY, Albany - M.A.
    SUNY, Albany - B.S.