The Science Department offers AP courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental ccience. Now in it's third year, highly-motivated students who apply for -- and are accepted by the Department -- may enroll in Integrated Science. This course aims to cover the fundamentals of the three sciences in two years, allowing successful students to then move on to an AP course or elective with the approval of the Department.
- Integrated Science 1 (Honors)
- Biology 1
- Integrated Science 2 (Honors)
- Chemistry 1 (Honors)
- Environmental Science AP (College Level)
- Physics 1 (Honors)
- Biology AP (College Level)
- Physics 1 AP (College Level)
- Chemistry AP (College Level)
- Physics C AP Mechanics (College Level)
- Physics C AP E & M (College Level)
During the fall of the 2018-19 academic year, Mr. Brett Diogruardi partnered with Schuylkill River Greenways and Stroud Water Research Center to implement a four-week water program into his environmental science class.
Students stepped outside of the classroom and into the Schulykill River for practical field work. Projects included:
- Installing water quality sensors;
- Learning about the work Schuylkill River Watershed and their initiatives for clean water;
- Collecting water quality information from the sensors; and
- Mapping the watershed and learning how the data is interpreted
In 2017, alumnus Jarvis Slade ’43 established the L. George Slade ’42 Faculty Awards in memory of his late brother. Each spring, three Hill School faculty members with “outstanding annual performance in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and electronic media” are recognized with a Slade Award and receive a cash prize.
The inaugural winners of this award were Jennifer Kokoska, instructor of mathematics; Erin Ruane, instructor of science; and Jason Coady, Athey Family Master of Mathematics, director of learning, research, and development, and student leadership program coordinator.