The scientific method has profoundly affected every aspect of human existence, and may well decide the future of our species. With cutting-edge facilities, advanced technology, and ready access to the renowned Alf Museum, Webb's science program gives students countless opportunities to practice real science -- in the classroom, in the laboratory, and in the field. Webb students have studied coral reef systems along the coasts of Central America, discovered new prehistoric species on our fossil-prospecting Peccary Trips, explored Mayan ruins, and even presented their findings at international conferences.
Webb science classes emphasize hands-on participation and examples drawn from daily life, building students' mastery of key principles and introducing them to advanced concepts and techniques. Single-sex classes in the ninth and tenth grades ensure that boys and girls are prepared to participate on equal terms in our coeducational upper-level classes.
Whether in chemistry, biology, and physics or electives like environmental science, paleontology, and oceanography, Webb science classes spark students' curiosity and foster a lifelong appreciation of the ways the scientific process allows us to understand and transform our world.