MS science teacher Michelle Wildes discusses the student-teacher relationship at Beaver.
In Middle School Science, students are introduced to scientific skill building and methods of practicing and thinking in the sciences. In Upper School Science, three years of science are required. The core science curriculum emphasizes student learning in the three basic sciences – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The typical three-year core course sequence is: 9th grade Physics, 10th grade Chemistry, and 11th grade Biology, although flexibility exists for exceptional students. In the Core Science courses, the department offers sections at the Honors (H) and Standard (S1 and/or S2) levels. Students are encouraged to pursue Advanced and Elective Science courses and these courses are offered to qualified 11th and 12th grade students based on interest and ability in the science discipline.