Aligned to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards, the Science Program engages students in scientific inquiry beginning in prekindergarten. Students in the elementary grades are introduced to science as it exists in their environment, as they utilize their skills in literacy and numeracy to question their observations and find explanations for natural phenomena.
Hands-on activities demonstrate the relevance of topics to their own lives, and provide the experience necessary to grow in skills related to applied science. Experiential learning attaches to environment, preservation and conservation, technology and engineering, health and medicine.
At the secondary level, the study of science is concentrated in Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Study. Completion of any combination of these courses prepares students to meet graduation requirements and the demands of the 21st century, in both post-secondary education and the workplace.