The Science Department at Linden Hall encourages students to develop their understanding of the natural world around them, as well as technological advances. We also emphasize the development of the analytical and logical thinking skills necessary to succeed in the sciences through:
• Our Physics First curriculum, which introduces students first to the physical sciences, providing them with the concepts that are the basis for understanding physics, chemistry, and biology.
• Courses that introduce the major ideas of science through the use of laboratory techniques found in 21st century science.
• Discussion of recent advances made in science, the world of opportunities available in modern science, and the impact that science has on our society and environment.
Beginning in grade 9, students who earn an A- or better average in the preceding class and are recommended by the department may be eligible for Honors-level coursework. Selection in any given year is not dependent upon honors selection in any previous year.
Students may elect to participate in Advanced Placement coursework in science beginning in the eleventh grade; we recommend that advanced students considering taking an AP class in the junior year co-enroll in Honors Biology and an AP course only after careful consideration with the department.
AP Environmental Science is offered as an elective course through Linden Hall’s relationship with Online School for Girls. There is a fee associated with selecting this class.