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STEM

“If it isn’t hands on, it isn’t science.” This maxim underscores our Middle School science curriculum. Our faculty combines their real-world experience with a passion for incorporating open-question research into students’ experiences.

Our mathematics curriculum has been created with the view that growth in the understanding of fundamental mathematical ideas is a continuing and ordered process.

Parvin Taraz

Parvin Taraz, EdD

STEM Director

Joined Wooster in 2013-2014

Excellence in Math

Math at Wooster

Our course offerings give students recurring and varied contact with the essential principles, processes, language, and notation of mathematics.

Discovery, logic, brainstorming, analogy, and other techniques introduce and reinforce concepts.

Science at Wooster

Energy Science focuses on energy transfer. Physical Science emphasizes qualitative and quantitative observations of matter to understand the physical world around us.

Life Science explores the characteristics of and connections between living things and links our human experience to Earth's diverse biology.

Earth and Space Science explores the natural history and processes that influence the lives of students on a daily basis.

Early Middle School Units in Math Include:

  • Number Theory
  • Operations with Whole Numbers
  • Operation with Fractions
  • Operations with Decimals
  • Geometry

7th and 8th Grade Courses in Math Include:

  • Math 7
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Algebra 1

Early Middle School Units in Science Include:

  • Data and Measurement
  • Observation of Matter
  • Physics and Force
  • Geology
  • Tackling of Complexities of Nonfiction
  • Ecosystems
  • Laws of Motion
  • Solar System

7th and 8th Grade Courses in Science Include:

  • Life Science
  • Earth and Space Science

Middle School Course of Study

Learn more about our course descriptions and requirements.