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I love teaching science at UPrep because of the lightbulb moments I see when students understand the world better. The real wins happen when students see the connections beyond the walls of the school.” –Mikayla Patella-Buckley, Upper School Science Teacher and Science Department Chair

In our Upper School, the core sequence of biology, chemistry, and physics allows students to gain a strong foundation of skills and knowledge, and then explore topics of interest more deeply through our extensive elective program.

Labs and projects allow students to experience the uncertainty and discovery that are intrinsic to science, supported by teachers who know them and their discipline well. We believe that science learning should be relevant to our students’ lives and the world outside the classroom, and our science curriculum strives to accomplish this at all levels of scientific experience and skill.

UPrep's science program encouraged my creativity while fostering a confidence in my ideas and curiosity about the world. I still remember staying after school to look at moss under a microscope to find water bears, these tiny little animals that can live in space. UPrep is where I first realized science is applicable to life.” –UPrep alum and neuroscience PhD student Cameron Swope '18




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