The science curriculum is based on a philosophy which views experimentation as the key to understanding the nature of science. Designed to offer students a firm grounding in the scientific method of inquiry, the program also offers a solid basis for understanding and appreciating the physical and biological aspects of the universe.
In order to facilitate a deeper understanding of experimentation and the scientific process, Newton Country Day School sponsors a Science Fair for seventh and eighth grade students and for Upper School students who take Independent Research in Science. Students undertake background research in the fall, and begin experimentation on an original project. The students then write a scientific paper, design an exhibit, and develop an oral presentation for the judges. Winners of the Science Fair go on to participate in the Massachusetts Regional and State Science Fairs at both the Middle School and Upper School levels.