Science courses at Hotchkiss are creative, innovative, and dynamic. Instructors emphasize observation and analysis, oral and written communication, use of the scientific method, and creative problem-solving. Laboratory experimentation and hands-on activities form the basis of nearly all science courses. In addition to standard, honors and some AP courses in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics, the elective program allows students to explore a variety of subjects in all of the science disciplines, including engineering. Students may also pursue independent study and research opportunities.

Programs of Study

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Applied Science

Resources and Technology

  • An on-campus observatory featuring a 20-inch reflecting telescope, which allows viewers to see galaxies hundreds of millions of light-years away
  • A robotics lab
  • The Hotchkiss Weather Station
  • A DNA lab
  • An augmented reality sandbox, a tool students can use to learn about topography

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