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Science

Students in Science Class

The Science Department promotes student curiosity through the study of scientific phenomena. Considerable time is allotted to laboratory investigation and research with emphasis on hypothesis development, problem solving, lab design and technique, and the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. Through a combination of high-tech and low-tech experiences, students become familiar with technology while gaining a deep understanding of concepts and principles. A faculty STEAM coordinator and Makerspace coordinator encourage and support interdisciplinary connections. The department reaches beyond the classroom to include the region’s rich resources for a hands-on, personalized experience. 

The curriculum equips those students who may want to pursue further science education with a solid and comprehensive background, while providing all students with scientific awareness and sensibility. Students consider the potential of science to create positive change in our world through experiences that include the 7th grade Design Thinking course, 8th grade Community Impact Project, environmental applications in chemistry labs and citizen science projects through clubs. The annual STEAM & Service Fair, encouraged for students of all grade levels, promotes independent scientific inquiry. Students who have met the demands of honors-level science courses are encouraged to take AP exams in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and to explore on and off-campus opportunities to develop their skills in scientific inquiry, such as our on-campus Moon Jelly Research Lab. It is our primary goal that all students find their science experience at Flintridge Prep to be joyful and engaging, consistent with our school's core mission.
 

Science Courses

Science Faculty

Shane Frewen

Shane Frewen

STEAM Coordinator, Mathematics Faculty, Science Faculty
Reid Fritz

Reid Fritz

Dean of Faculty, Science Faculty
Michelle Gee

Michelle Gee

Science Faculty
Erin Goodwin

Erin Goodwin

Makerspace Coordinator
David Herman

David Herman

Science Faculty
Laura Kaufman

Laura Kaufman

Science Department Chair, Science Faculty
Claire Kinder

Claire Kinder

Class of 2008
History Faculty, Science Faculty
Eric Kleinsasser

Eric Kleinsasser

Science Faculty, Director of Outdoor Education
Celeste McMillin

Celeste McMillin

Science Faculty, Director of Calendaring
Jessie Ricker

Jessie Ricker

Assistant Makerspace Coordinator, Math Faculty
Hilary Thomas

Hilary Thomas

Science Faculty
Kate Tucci-Share

Kate Tucci-Share

Class of 2007
Science Faculty
Rajeev Wahi

Rajeev Wahi

Science Faculty