The science department is dedicated to developing students' science skills and fostering a deep engagement through the science and STEM curriculum. Our faculty prepares students through laboratory investigations, discussion, and collaboration, with a focus on the development of problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. They incorporate engaging laboratory activities to supplement student learning and build inquiry-based skills and scientific learning, as well as gain exposure to scientific equipment and materials.
In any given week, girls might be participating in DNA extractions in Biology, a 'flame test' in Chemistry, a dissection in Anatomy & Physiology, fingerprinting in Forensics, and circuitry in Physics. As they build comfort and confidence in the classroom, our students are encouraged to envision themselves in scientific fields and to pursue them. Mercy offers many science electives, including Forensic Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Medicine, and Robotics, along with most science Advanced Placement classes.
Science opens the door to the rest of the world. Hayley Zimmerman ‘13