The mission of the science department is to provide students with the scientific knowledge and skills that will lead them to a greater understanding of themselves, the physical world around them, and their interrelationships with this world. The college preparatory curriculum of biology, chemistry and physics is enriched and expanded through an honors program and a variety of electives.
Technology and science have each contributed to the advancement of our world throughout the course of history. Better instruments and ways to collect and analyze data have led to significant achievements in the last century. Where desirable and feasible the tools provided by today’s technology are integrated into the science courses.
Two science courses are required in grades 7 and 8, and three science credits are required for graduation from the Upper School. For students who intend to major in science-related fields in college, four credits are recommended in the Upper School. In selecting courses, students should note that many colleges prefer a broad spectrum of courses to a concentration in one science area.