The Lower School science program is rooted in the natural curiosity of elementary school children about the natural world. From the earliest years, students are encouraged to observe, describe, measure, record, and hypothesize.
The youngest record by drawing, while older students learn to take notes and form "If/then" hypotheses. Taking full advantage of a spacious Lower School science area that is rich in resources to be explored, students collaborate to experiment and learn about a wide range of topics from butterflies to magnets, tidewater pools to musical instruments, to name but a few.
Our local area provides ample opportunities for field trips and the school's longtime partnership with Mystic Seaport enables us to expand the horizons of the fourth and fifth graders to the ocean and its role in the history of Connecticut. By the end of sixth grade, students have been trained to observe and think like scientists and have completed foundational work that prepares them well for the rigors of a more formalized science program in the Middle School.