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Early Childhood Science

In science, students learn inside and outside the classroom in spaces that foster a drive to learn about the wonders of our world.

Sparking Discovery

The best way to learn science is to experience it. Whether it’s dinosaurs, coding, or even the science of soap, students take a hands-on approach to learning. Lessons are planned, experiments are available, and teachers take full advantage of spontaneous discoveries.

Children are introduced to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in a way that prepares them for more complex learning as they move to Lower School. They become comfortable with using scientific tools and learn how science is used in their everyday lives, including lessons on baking and animal and plant life.


Science is a hands-on experience in pre-kindergarten, where we give our students every opportunity to explore and observe their environment. The classroom is set up to nurture children’s knowledge and sense of wonder, both about themselves and the world.

In pre-kindergarten, students may:

  • Discover methods of scientific discovery
  • Develop confidence to ask questions and make predictions
  • Explore physical science
  • Investigate with scientific tools
  • Experience chemical science, including cooking and simple experiments
  • Become aware of basic concepts in health, nutrition, and safety
  • Study natural science, including the life cycles of animals and plants
  • Demonstrate respect and care for living things and the environment

In kindergarten, we foster our students’ natural instinct to explore, building a positive way of thinking about science.

In kindergarten, students may:

  • Learn through engaging, hands-on experiments that encourage them to use their senses to observe outcomes
  • Discover, identify, and experiment in our outdoor classrooms