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High school students participating in science lab

In our science programs, students engage in active thinking processes guided by inquiry and hands-on experiences that can be applied to our modern world.

We believe that true science learning does not come from memorizing facts. Rather, our developing scientists are appropriately challenged to ask deep questions as they explore the phenomenon in the world around them. Our staff and students work closely together to pave a path that guides our learners in the process of acquiring the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind to become independent and collaborative inquirers, problem solvers, and self-directed learners.

In Our Schools

Elementary School

In our elementary schools, we collaborate with PNWBOCES to implement  the Science21 curriculum, aligned with the new NYS Science Learning Standards. This curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning experiences, enabling students to actively engage in Science and Engineering practices, to understand crosscutting  concepts, and to grasp core ideas of Science.

Additionally, the BOCES Environmental Education Program enhances our curriculum with periodic visits, offering unique experiences in sustainability education. These programs  help students understand how they can play an active role in protecting and enhancing their environment and develop sustainable practices. 

Middle School

Our middle school science curriculum focuses on Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space Systems, and is integrated with Engineering and problem-solving skills throughout. Learning is rooted in a phenomena-driven and inquiry-based approach, encouraging students to engage directly in the scientific process through questioning, investigating, and evidence-based argumentation.

Our students have a unique opportunity to apply their learning by utilizing our STEAM Centers, where students build design projects that embrace the New York State Engineering Practices and our Chappaqua STEAM Design Process.

Learn more about 8th Grade Living Environment

High School

Starting Fall 2024, our freshmen students will choose from a range of Science electives designed to build upon their middle school experiences, develop their passions and interests as scientists and engineers, and to prepare them for more advanced coursework as they continue with a range of science graduation requirements and electives throughout their high school career. 

A standout feature of Greeley Science is our Science Research program, a multi-year, comprehensive internship-like experience for students in grades 10-12. Students work alongside carefully selected mentors in authentic laboratories around the region and present their research in various competitions and symposiums

Classroom Learning Expectations

What to Expect in Our Classrooms

We expect our students to learn science concepts in the same manner that they were discovered! The most famous scientists in human history were never handed a text or resource and told to read about how or why phenomena in the natural world occurred. They observed the world around them, asked questions, and conducted investigations in hopes to explain the inexplicable.

In Chappaqua Schools, our hope is that all of our students will engage in this same phenomena-driven inquiry that results in them developing a deep love for Science while learning how to be a Scientist. 

The NYS Science Learning Standards (adapted from the NGSS) encourages Science instruction to be implemented in a 3-Dimensional manner - where a majority of lessons and activities engage students with at least one component from each of the three dimensions (Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science & Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting concepts).

NGSS Infographics

Modeling Instruction and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Infographic

Science Curricular Resources & Standards

The resources below are used to support instruction. Use the buttons above to filter to a specific area. Click the title of a resource for a link to learn more.