At Harvard-Westlake, students learn to become scientifically literate citizens and develop an appreciation of science as a process for investigation and discovery. The six-year science curriculum emphasizes skills that strengthen students’ abilities for designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting and evaluating results, and communicating their findings to others. Students may elect to study a broad range of scientific disciplines, which include biology, chemistry, physics, multidisciplinary science, and earth and space sciences. In addition, opportunities exist for students to pursue their own scientific research with the support of an eclectic faculty and Harvard-Westlake’s extensive laboratory-based resources.

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My colleagues are consistently supportive and passionate about their roles, while my students are genuine, compassionate, and engaged, no matter what the school year throws their way.


Dr. Nate Cardin
Upper School Science Teacher

My colleagues are consistently supportive and passionate about their roles, while my students are genuine, compassionate, and engaged, no matter what the school year throws their way.


Dr. Nate Cardin
Upper School Science Teacher

What keeps me coming back to HW year after year? The fantastic community, plain and simple. My colleagues are consistently supportive and passionate about their roles, while my students are genuine, compassionate, and engaged, no matter what the school year throws their way. If I'm having a tough day, I can always count on my colleagues and students to bring me joy and laughter.

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