The science program uses hands-on experience of the physical world as a jumping-off point for an exploration of the fundamentals of physics, biology and chemistry. For example, we use our garden, streams and expansive forest surroundings to awaken students' interest in biology. Similarly, the study of physics can begin by looking at machines and how they work, or the compelling quality of fire can initiate the study of chemistry.
A solid background in science is built from the careful examination and study of our immediate environment. Fundamental skills in research, the scientific method, and field experimentation are collaboratively employed in the creation of group and individual projects throughout the year. A significant aspect of our approach to science is that we teach students to ask questions, and we try to impart both the factual background and the reasoning skills to develop solutions.
One of the main objectives of the science program is to encourage students to look at the world around them and to try to imagine the mechanisms by which it operates.