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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

Students in our Upper School deepen their understanding of science and form personal connections to it.

In our core sequence of biology, chemistry, and physics, students 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.

A forensics student uses a balloon to practice dusting for fingerprints.




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