Science fosters inquiry and discovery through an integrated program of physical, chemical, earth, and life sciences. The goals are for all students to be enthusiastic about science, to be engaged in hands-on discovery of new concepts, to develop analytical-thinking skills, to become scientifically literate, and to leverage their innate curiosity toward a lifetime of independent learning.
Our faculty enhances curricula with hands-on experiments, technology, and mathematical analysis. Innovative investigations encourage logical thinking and creative expression. Middle School students explore scientific theories and the scientific method in geology, physics, chemistry, and biology.
The science program incorporates interdisciplinary methods that open doors to greater complexity and real-world application. Labs require students to hone their data-interpretation skills to analyze scientific problems. In addition to mathematics, arts and humanities are woven into the science program through integrated cross-curricular projects.
For example, students complete design projects to explore physics principles, discuss literature that raises questions about scientific ethics, and embark on field trips to observe living systems and conduct environmental research. Students learn how to observe physical phenomena and form questions and theories supported by evidence. The goal is for all students to feel excited about science by discovering concepts and being able to apply or reuse those discoveries in unexpected places.