The Science Department supports the school’s philosophy of educating the whole person. In order to help the school attain this goal the Science Department presents a comprehensive curriculum in the physical and biological disciplines. Science concepts and the development of the scientific method and its applications are stressed in the teaching of the college preparatory, honors, and advanced placement courses. Laboratory investigations instill the concepts presented and the use of current technology in the classroom develops a positive attitude for science in the student’s life.

Villa Maria requires the successful completion of three years of a lab science for graduation. Courses required are: Physical Science or Physics, Biology and Chemistry.