At La Salle, we go about the essence of science, the “self-correcting” and seeking what is “wrong”, through teaching that is centered on experimentation, promotes the testing of ideas through trial and error, ignites the imagination, and sparks invention.
Allan Sandage, an American astronomer, explained it this way: “Science is the only self-correcting human institution, but it also is a process that progresses only by showing itself to be wrong.”
We push our students to understand their world as educated observers and incessant learners. By being trained to question, interpret, and communicate scientific information, our students develop as curious critical thinkers, seeking answers to vexing questions and solutions to real-world problems.
We teach science through an inquiry-based method so that our students are able to, eventually on their own, recognize the conceptual interwoven connections – physical, biological, chemical, and environmental – all around them and to weigh the ethics of scientific advancements carefully. By graduation, our students have garnered interdisciplinary insights and a zest for tracking down truth and building knowledge.
- Integrated Science (Freshman)
- Biology (Sophomores and Selected Freshmen)
- Biology Honors (Sophomores and Selected Freshmen)
- Chemistry (Sophomore / Junior)
- Chemistry Honors (Sophomore / Junior)
- Advanced Placement Chemistry (Junior / Senior Elective)
- Physics (Junior / Senior)
- Advanced Placement Physics 1 (Junior)
- Advanced Placement Physics 2 (Senior)
- Advanced Placement Physics C (Senior Elective)
- Advanced Placement Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism (Senior Elective)
- Anatomy and Physiology Honors (Junior / Senior Elective)
- Advanced Placement Biology (Junior / Senior Elective)
- Environmental Science (Junior / Senior Elective)
- Advanced Placement Environmental Science (Junior / Senior Elective)
- Bioethics (Senior Elective)
- Zoology (Junior / Senior Elective)
- Forensic Science