In their science courses at Lakehill Preparatory School, students are encouraged to explore the interactions among society, technology, and science. A foundation for a lifetime of interest and a possible career in science is built through an understanding of past achievements, present projects, and future possibilities in scientific studies.
The Upper School science program enables students to understand the nature of science and the organization of living organisms and their relationship to the environment. Additionally, students gain an understanding of the structure and properties of matter and how matter reacts and behaves in the environment.
Four science courses are required throughout the Upper School years. All science courses are lab courses which encourage students to organize, analyze, and deduct logical consequences from data collected through experimentation. Courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Engineering and Design, Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science, Physics, and AP Physics.
Additionally, Upper School students have the opportunity to utilize the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center (ESC) to conduct scientific studies through related course labwork. Hands-on learning, both collaborative and individual, is at the heart of our teaching.