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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That the great majority of my students come to class eager to learn and ready to work means that I get to spend the great majority of my energy actually helping kids learn science.


Jesse Reiner
Upper School Science Teacher
Faculty