Berwick Academy Science
At Berwick Academy, scientific pursuits are about understanding the natural world for both its diversity and unity; valuing curiosity and question making; developing critical inquiry, reasoning, experimentation and communication skills; providing opportunity for problem solving and innovation; and fostering a life-long curiosity about the world. By engaging with the natural world through hands-on exploration and experimentation, scientific inquiry is valued as a dynamic, creative approach for the development of understanding.
Upper School Philosophy
In order to facilitate the continued development of their scientific literacy and appreciation for the interconnectedness of the natural world, upper school students enroll in three year-long courses: Physics, Chemistry, and then Biology. A variety of AP and elective courses are also offered for students who would like to explore additional topics and/or pursue advanced coursework. In each classroom, particular emphasis is placed on designing learning experiences that allow for the development of strong critical thinking and communication skills, and encourage the application of mathematics and technology as a means for modeling scientific hypotheses.