The Lower School Science program follows an internationally benchmarked science education program, Next Generation Science Standards.
Taught by two full-time science specialists in two dedicated science labs, the program is designed to help students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 begin to develop an understanding of the four core disciplinary areas: physical sciences; life sciences; earth and space sciences; and engineering/technology. In the earlier grades, students begin recognizing patterns and formulating answers to questions about the world around them. By the end of Fifth Grade, students are able to demonstrate grade-appropriate proficiency in gathering, describing, and using information about the natural and designed world.
The performance expectations for the students in our Lower School include developing ideas and skills that will allow them to explain more complex phenomena in the four disciplines as they progress to Middle and Upper School.