It permeates every facet of our lives.
Far from an abstract collection of facts, science is way of seeing and understanding and appreciating the natural world. From the DNA twisting inside each cell to the cosmos pinwheeling overhead, science helps us understand our place in the order of things. The Science Department’s fundamental goal is to create analytical thinkers and nimble problem solvers —people armed with the understanding and reasoning skills necessary to provide solutions in a golden age of technology and scientific exploration.
To support our learners, Pomfret employs an Engineering First curriculum and a three-course science sequence (physics, chemistry, biology), buttressed by broadening electives including advanced offerings. Our comprehensive courses support students of all abilities and interests, introduce technology and inquiry as powerful learning tools, and help students develop key problem-solving skills and scientific insight. This sequence, and our coordinated approach to teaching the core disciplines, is a recipe for success at Pomfret School and beyond.
Beyond the core courses, the Science Department offers a wide array of elective offerings. Students can help to build a greenhouse, learn to program robots, examine forensic evidence, and reach for the stars at Pomfret’s exceptional observatory. And they can explore emerging environmental issues through innovative, research-based environmental programming. Graduates become global citizens, and many have found great success matriculating to prominent science, engineering, and medical programs.
Two years of yearlong laboratory science: Engineering: Science by Design, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology; students must take the equivalent of one full year of science (three terms) during the junior or senior years.