Children have a natural sense of wonder about the world and a genuine desire to understand it. They persistently ask, “Why?” They take things apart that they can’t always put back together again. They collect bugs in the backyard. The key to a great science program is simply to keep this flame of curiosity lit!
Trinity School’s science curriculum takes a student’s natural curiosity about the world as the starting point for all investigation. Your child will be coached early on to look carefully, to record observations, to identify patterns and to ask questions about what he or she has observed, tools that will serve students as they encounter the natural world.
Later, when our students’ thinking must become more systematic, we want them to retain this hands-on sensibility, so in Biology and Chemistry your child will still be encouraged to observe, experiment and question. Even in upper-level physics courses, which deal with concepts as challenging as magnetism, torque and special relativity, the investigation remains grounded in science as an encounter with reality.
Our curriculum also offers every student the opportunity to learn not just how to use computers but how to program them. In the first semester of junior year, your son or daughter will learn how to program in MATLAB, the leading programming language for academics and engineers. Students then use this programming skill to create mathematical models using real-world data, often from experiments they have designed themselves.