Through an exciting variety of classes and opportunities, the Science Department prepares students for college and life in a dynamic and rapidly changing world, grounding students in fundamental principles of scientific reasoning. We seek to produce graduates motivated to investigate and solve problems using creativity, logic, technology, and collaboration with a sense of and commitment to ethics and integrity.
Our science faculty emphasize science as a particular way of understanding the world. This way of knowing is based upon devising, testing, discarding, and revising hypotheses. To implement this strategy, students must apply a process of inquiry which relies on both logical reasoning and imaginative thinking.
- Logical thinking involves the application of a canon of facts and empirical observations to draw unbiased conclusions.
- Imaginative thinking involves using diverse perspectives, innovative experiments, and novel uses of technology to approach questions.
The science curriculum is structured to achieve increasing levels of complexity as students move through the science curriculum in 6th grade -12th grade.
Middle School Science at SAAS FAQ
- Do you teach computer science in the science curriculum?
- What lab skills are practiced in SAAS science classes?
- If my child did not have science in elementary school, will they be ready for middle school science at SAAS?
- What options are there for advanced students?
- Why do you teach what you teach?
Do you teach computer science in the science curriculum?
What lab skills are practiced in SAAS science classes?
If my child did not have science in elementary school, will they be ready for middle school science at SAAS?
What options are there for advanced students?
Why do you teach what you teach?
Upper School Science at SAAS FAQ
- I’ve already taken (insert subject matter here) in Middle School, do I need to take it again? I’ve taken high school level classes already, can I just skip 9th grade science?
- Are science electives available to all high school students or just upper classmen?
- Do you offer honors or AP classes?