Science is an ongoing, evolving discipline. It is not solely a body of facts to be memorized. From an early age, Park Students learn to collect and interpret data, make predictions, and pose hypotheses. Investigations begin in kindergarten with the metamorphosis of the monarch butterfly. Studies continue throughout Lower School, where the curriculum includes living things, weather, electricity, the laws of motion, and ecology. In Middle School, the curriculum spans oceanography and geology, physical science, and life science. The Upper School offers physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, and numerous electives in genetics, astronomy and physiology. This curriculum prepares graduates to take on rigorous college science programs.
The Morton K. Blaustein '44 Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology houses Middle and Upper School labs and science classrooms, and ample space for independent research. There is also an observatory for astronomy students.