Our Upper School program gives students a solid foundation in science by connecting scientiﬁc concepts with real-world situations. Our goal is to foster science competency in all students through collaborative, inquiry-based, hands-on scientific investigations.
Students entering the Upper School engage in our Physics First curriculum, completing courses in physics, chemistry, and biology on their way to graduation. In addition to these core classes, students can choose from numerous electives including AP level sciences and other electives such as anatomy and physiology.
Newly renovated spaces such as our Active Classroom and CoLaboratory provide opportunities for students to utilize cutting-edge technologies including digital probeware to collect data, software to analyze and present results, and 3D printing to engineer solutions. Students develop skills related to synthesizing and communicating their findings through formal lab reports, projects, and presentations.
Extracurricular science studies are supported and encouraged, through experiences including competitions such as PJAS and partnerships with an array of local nonprofits, universities, and hospitals. Our graduates are scientifically literate: able to understand, evaluate, and critique scientific arguments, preparing them for the rigor of college level work.