Our mission is to teach students the scientific method so they can understand modern scientific descriptions of the universe and come to objective conclusions about the natural world. Like all members of the SI community we aim to educate the whole person, emphasizing the academic, co-curricular, and spiritual development of our students.
We would like to see graduates of SI ...
- knowledgeable about a broad range of scientific topics
- confident and proficient in the use of the scientific method
- able to use core science knowledge to assimilate new ideas and discoveries
- aware and appreciative of the universe and its inhabitants
- able to effectively communicate scientific principles, theories, and historical discoveries in both qualitative and quantitative language
- proficient in laboratory techniques and experimental apparatus
- conscious of the environmental and ethical consequences of scientific progress
- dedicated to acting as a "person for others" in accordance with Catholic faith, Jesuit tradition and our school's mission
- well prepared for future study in any academic discipline
- ... and eager to continue to enjoy, learn about, and practice science throughout their life.
To this end, we strongly advise students to take all three of our core classes (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) as well as a 4th year elective course.