Science

The Science Department supports the school’s philosophy of educating the whole person.

The Science Department is comprised of seven teachers, whose collective experience, knowledge and passion is evident in their relationships with both their students and subject matter. The department boasts professionals from the fields of medicine, engineering, natural resources and genetics. These teachers strive to provide each student with a strong groundwork of knowledge in biology, chemistry and physics, while also encouraging their interests in elective courses such as Astronomy, Genetics, Environmental Science and Anatomy and Physiology.

All coursework, from the College Prep through AP level, provides the appropriate level of challenge to each student. From building a greenhouse, watching a live gall bladder surgery, constructing a telescope, and participation in international environmental service trips, our students have unique opportunities to explore the scientific method both inside and outside the classroom.

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.

Science Department Faculty

Science Course Sequence

GRADE 9GRADE 10GRADE 11GRADE 12
Physical Science (CP)Biology (Cp)
Sports Medicine
Chemistry (CP)
Sports Medicine
Physics (CP)
Anatomy/Physiology (CP, H)
Environmental Science (CP)
Astronomy (CP)
Sports Medicine

Biology (CP)

Chemistry (CP)
Sports Medicine
Physics (CP)

Electives:
Anatomy/ Physiology (CP)
Environmental Science (CP)
Astronomy (CP)
Sports Medicine
Anatomy/Physiology (CP, H)
Environmental Science (CP)
Astronomy (CP)
Sports Medicine
Biology (H)Chemistry (H)
Sports Medicine
Physics (CP, H)
AP Physics 1

Electives:
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
Anatomy/ Physiology (CP, H)
Genetics (H)
Environmental Science (CP)
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics C: Mechanics
Astronomy (CP)
Sports Medicine
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
Physics (CP, H)
AP Physics 1
AP Physics C: Mechanics
AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism (Independent Study)
Anatomy/Physiology (CP,H)
Environmental Science (CP)
AP Environmental Science
Genetics (H)
Sports Medicine
Astronomy (CP)