Download our recommended academic course progression.
Our high school science progression is rigorous and thorough. Ninth graders usually take Physical Science, which provides a basic understanding of physics and chemistry. The 9th grade Rube Goldberg convention is an exciting culmination to this year’s work. In 10th grade, students take biology, including several weeks spent in deep learning about cell structure. We offer Chemistry in 11th grade, and 12th grade students choose between physics and anatomy/physiology–and many take both!
All our high school science classes require significant project work, notably Rube Goldberg devices, comparative systems and cell organelle projects in biology, and the senior physics students’ trebuchets, which are showcased in the spring with the Rube convention. High school students meet in a once-a-week format, mainly on Mondays and Thursdays.