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Science Department Philosophy Statement

The Gonzaga Prep Science Department offers courses designed to advance our students’ understanding of themselves and the broader community while using the Ignatian paradigm (Context, Experience, Reflection, and Action) within a STEM context.

We provide rich and innovative learning opportunities to explore, apply, and integrate science, technology, and engineering in an endeavor to discover original solutions to complex scientific problems.   Gonzaga Prep students appreciate the importance of being good stewards of the Earth and learn the skills to be visionary leaders within their local and global communities.

Gonzaga Prep’s Science Department inspires its young scholars to pursue careers as reflective, analytical, and creative scientists who are open to growth as lifelong learners.

Science Department Goals
  • To provide contemporary instruction and learning environments in a wide variety of science courses, which will prepare the graduating senior for future science coursework at any college or university to which they may be accepted
  • To foster in students critical thinking skills through the use of the scientific method
  • To stimulate interest in the sciences and science-related careers
  • To encourage stewardship of the environment
  • To model the study of science in a Christian context
  • To show, by example, that it is possible to be both a Christian and a scientist