department description

The Science department’s mission is to create and support a rigorous and relevant, inquiry-based JK-12 Science and Engineering curriculum that engages all students, teaches students how to think and work as scientists and engineers, is culturally responsive, and develops deep understanding of key scientific concepts that will have real world connections throughout their lives. The department develops curriculum and assessments, provides professional learning for JK-12 teachers, purchases and distributes materials, and works with other departments to integrate Science and Engineering with other areas of the curriculum.

Strategic Goals

  • Provide professional learning on culturally responsive teaching practices.
  • Coordinate with the ELA, Social Studies/History and Math Departments to integrate curriculum across content areas.
  • Identify opportunities in the science curriculum to leverage outdoor learning experiences, including through CitySprouts.


staffing summary