Courage and Confidence since 1880


The science program is based on the philosophy that guided inquiry is important to understanding scientific phenomena, including how biological, chemical, and physical interactions contribute to our daily lives. Stimulating class discussion and hands-on experimentation help students develop skills to connect scientific principles, collaborate with peers, process and evaluate scientific information, draw conclusions, and communicate their work orally and in writing. Emphasis is placed on data collection and interpretation, critical thinking, inductive and deductive reasoning, problem solving, and the use of evidence to support claims. 

Girls in Grades 7 and 8, and Upper School students participating in Independent Research, present their projects to a group of judges at the annual Science and Engineering Fair.