Not your father's science curriculum
Eager to show students that science lives all around them, our teachers turn just about everything they can into a science lesson. Whether it's a sudden hailstorm outside, a visit to the composting center, or a noisy cricket in the tree next to the window, we immediately get into the scientific explanation.
Our science curriculum carefully builds on itself through the seven grade levels, moving from animals and anatomy in the earlier grades, to foundational biology, chemistry and physics later on. Science is frequently integrated with the other disciplines, particularly with math and social studies.
Perhaps most important is instilling understanding of the scientific method, primarily accomplished through project-based learning. Younger students perform experiments in the classroom, from photosynthesis studies to watching the caterpillar-to-cocoon process, where it's a joy to behold young faces when the butterflies burst forth. In the upper grades, students use our state-of-the-art science lab to perform experiments that some high school science programs would envy.