Science Department

Science and the scientific method are essential for understanding our world and man’s place in it. The senior high school science program will be based upon the three “pillars” of science: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. These three courses are the basic foundation for all other scientific fields of study. Moreover, they form a continuity of understanding in which knowledge from one supports and extends the conceptual framework of the others. In addition to standard textbook course work, studies in the science program will involve laboratory work, data analysis, proof of basic laws and principles (analytically and/or experimentally), problem solving, and scientific reasoning. Awareness of the nature and limitations of science as well as its relationship to and dependence on other academic disciplines will be fostered.