Science Department

Department Philosophy

The JHS Science Department offers courses of study designed to familiarize students with current methods, concepts, and achievements in science. Science is presented as a dynamic process of inquiry, hypothesis, problem-solving, and critical analysis. In presenting its curriculum, the department seeks to achieve the following goals:

  1. To develop the students’ ability to reason analytically and quantitatively;
  2. To involve students in the scientific mode of inquiry: a cycle of reflection, hypothesis, prediction, trial and evaluation;
  3. To acquaint students with the fascinating study of the physical and biological world, and
  4. To promote and assist students’ discovery and pursuit of individual scientific interests.

As a Jesuit work sponsored by the Society of Jesus, we align our curriculum and programs with the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching and the four Universal Apostolic Preferences that guide all Jesuit works. See our Arrupe Center for Justice Education & Advocacy page for more information about how Jesuit engages in this mission-driven work.

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JHS Science Department 2022-23


Course Offerings

  • Physics or Physics Honors
  • Chemistry or Chemistry Honors
  • Biology
  • Honors Biology (Dual Credit)
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • Environmental Science (H)
  • AP Physics: Electricity + Magnetism
  • AP Physics: Mechanics