The VCS science curriculum is designed to stimulate scientific curiosity and develop critical-thinking skills.
Our inquiry-based program emphasizes learning by doing: observation, classification, measurement, prediction, experimentation, recording data, analyzing results and communicating findings. Our graduates master both conceptual and factual knowledge across scientific subjects, preparing them well for high school requirements.
Students are challenged to be analytical critics of scientific information disseminated in popular culture, the media and among peers. They return again and again to the scientific method – learning to systematically ask questions, test hypotheses and present results in class and at Science Fair events.
VCS Beyond the Classroom additionally offers opportunities for budding scientists to partake in field research with summertime programs like OceansWide Science Camp.