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Children are natural scientists. Since they were babies, they have been using the scientific method: hypothesizing, experimenting, noting results, and repeating the experiment. The science program’s goal is to keep this innate curiosity and skill alive through elementary and beyond. Classes held inside and outside, and as part of our yearly field trips encourage children to observe carefully, question deeply, and make discoveries. Students build a strong foundation in the physical, life, earth, and space sciences with a hands-on, experiential approach. Attitudes and dispositions of scientific inquiry are fostered, such as a drive to experiment and a desire to challenge theories, identify problems and test solutions, and communicate new ideas. As naturally keen observers and intrepid hunters, the children develop a deep awareness and respect for the environment, from sky to soil.
“Somewhere, something incredible
is waiting to be known.”
Our dedicated Science Room—used several times per week by our elementary students—is equipped with all sorts of tools, balance scales, magnifiers, microscopes, thermometers, optical and electrical gear, art materials, and collecting equipment. The older students’ various displays, collections, and works-in-progress are seen and discussed, often resulting in “spin-offs” for the younger students. Outdoor investigations of our fourteen acres of woodlands, stream, garden, and fields provide many opportunities to observe scientific principles. As naturally keen observers and intrepid hunters, the children develop a deep awareness and respect for the environment, from sky to soil.