The Science Department provides comprehensive, modern, and technologically innovative science education. Students learn how the scientific method, a cornerstone of science, is used to solve problems and develop new technologies to improve health, environment, and lives. Students in science classes engage in hands-on activities that provide the background for developing an understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry. They ask questions, plan, and conduct investigations and use appropriate tools and techniques to gather data. Throughout the year, students can be found designing catapults and bottle rockets or assessing life and water quality at the Episcopal pond.
Episcopal teachers understand that outstanding science education extends beyond the walls of their classrooms. Many science courses provide students with opportunities to travel on field trips to the Jacksonville Zoo, Little Talbot Island, Sea World in Orlando, and universities such as Georgia Tech and MIT to visit research facilities and to meet with professors.
Courses prepare students to pursue advanced science degrees at prestigious colleges and universities throughout the country. Core courses include Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Science Research, and Human Anatomy & Physiology. Most Upper School courses are offered at three different instructional levels: Basic, Honors, and Advanced Placement.