At Trinity-Pawling, our Science Department strives to immerse our students in authentic scientific work and engage them to think and communicate as scientists. Beyond the classroom, our students enjoy Science Department Research Talks offered throughout the year. Additionally, students with an affinity for scientific work can further their interest in clubs such as the Environmental Club or Vital Signs, our student-produced science magazine. Students are supported in their scientific coursework and endeavors by a vibrant and committed Science Department faculty who bring a breadth of experience and passion to their subject areas.
18 credits of science are required, which equates to 3 full years of science courses.
Foundational courses are offered in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, and each course engages our boys through an active curricular approach. Honors-level courses are offered in each subject area, and students can further their interest in several elective courses including Ecology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and more. Advanced Placement (AP) courses include AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, and AP Environmental Science.
Regular: Physics First → Chemistry → Biology → Optional Electives
Honors/Advanced Placement: Physics First → Honors Chemistry → Honors Biology → any AP options, depending on teacher recommendation.
I teach very matter-of-factly. I believe boys want to be able to ask a question and get a truthful answer. My goal is to have a classroom setting in which every student is comfortable to speak his mind.