Graduation requirement: Three years of study, including two lab courses (Biology, Chemistry)
The sequence of study in the Science Department begins with biology in the freshman year and is typically followed by chemistry (sophomore year), physics or environmental science (junior year), with senior year options for study in several electives and Advanced Placement courses in biology, chemistry, and physics. Although this is a traditional sequence, coursework stresses the integration of ideas and concepts from each discipline of science as well as the fields of technology, engineering, and mathematics. The coursework also seeks to develop and inspire students to be dedicated to the principles of science, to understand science as a process (a way of knowing), and to apply understanding to real-world concerns. The faculty see science as an ideal platform to teach habits of mind such as discipline of thought, perseverance, and personal accountability.
Students who complete all courses offered in the science curriculum at Pennington, or who demonstrate exceptional ability, may be given permission to enroll in science courses offered at Princeton University.
- Design Engineering; Grade 11
- Environmental Science (Non-Lab); Grades 11–12
- Astronomy (Non-Lab); Grade 12
- Forensic Science at the Crime Scene (Non-Lab); Grade 12
- Forensic Science in the Laboratory (Non-Lab); Grade 12
- Marine Biology and Ecology (Non-Lab); Grade 12
- Ecology (Non-Lab); Grade 12
- Robotics (Non-Lab); Grade 12