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“If it isn’t hands on, it isn’t science.” This maxim underscores our Upper School science curriculum. Our students apply structured inquiry in their learning process and document their evolving understanding of the world through the lens of the three core natural sciences of Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

Our mathematics curriculum follows the understanding of fundamental mathematical ideas that are a continuing and ordered process. Course offerings give students recurring and varied contact with the essential principles, processes, language, and notation of mathematics.

Parvin Taraz

Parvin Taraz, EdD

STEM Director

Joined Wooster in 2013-2014

Math at Wooster

Throughout our math courses, students strengthen their ability to think logically and develop mathematical problem-solving strategies.

Students learn to use graphing tools to bring algebraic functions to life. They master procedural knowledge and gain an abstract understanding of the core concepts throughout the curriculum.

Science at Wooster

Conceptual Physics gives students a deeper insight and curiosity about the workings of the surrounding world by studying mechanics, electricity and magnetism, sound, and light.

In Biology, students explore topics such as the diversity of living organisms and their ecological roles, DNA and genetics, and evolution through authentic hands-on learning experiences.

Our Chemistry course aims to produce scientifically literate citizens capable of engaging in the complex discussion and decisions facing our society.

Courses in Math Include:

  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Honors Algebra 2 with Trigonometry
  • College Algebra with Trigonometry
  • Honors Precalculus
  • DLI Calculus 1
  • DLI Calculus 2
  • DLI Statistics
  • DLI Discrete Math
  • History of Mathematics

Courses in Science Include:

  • Conceptual Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics of Machines and Circuits
  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • DLI Physics: Historical Breakthroughs that Changed the World
  • DLI Advanced Chemical Applications
  • DLI Complexity and Life
  • DLI Climate Change
  • Beekeeping
  • Pollinators and the Food We Eat

Upper School Course of Study

Learn more about our course descriptions and requirements.