Curriculum Highlights: Science

At Westminster School, science instruction begins in kindergarten and progresses through the 8th grade.  In addition to textbook study, a “hands-on,” activity-based approach encourages students to observe, experiment, analyze, research available information, and utilize skills from other fields of study in order to discover for themselves important scientific concepts.  Westminster’s science program provides students with a comprehensive foundation in the earth, space, biological, and physical sciences, as well as insight into the history of science. Progressive training in the attitudes, skills, and methods appropriate to scientific inquiry and understanding culminate in the fully laboratory-based 7th and 8th grade studies of high-school-level biology and physics (respectively).