Science courses help students think logically and creatively, strengthen problem solving and observational skills, and hone analytical reasoning. The program emphasizes physical and biological environments, as well as the specific processes of, and approaches to, the different scientific subject areas. All core courses require extensive laboratory work. Students also become adept in the use of computers for data collection and analysis.
Students are required to take three years of science classes, though many take more. Ninth graders take Physics, tenth graders take Chemistry, and eleventh graders take either Honors Biology or AP Biology. Juniors and seniors may continue their studies by taking
AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics or other science electives such as Astronomy, Issues in Science, Marine Biology, and Oceanography.