The Kimball Union Academy Science Department believes that science education is fundamental and essential to the overall development of our students. The diverse areas of study within the sciences work together to instill a practical knowledge of our world, and to introduce students to methods of critical analysis and problem solving. These skills are invaluable to students as they face the process of informed and mature decision-making in today’s technological society.
Study of the traditional science subjects of biology, chemistry and physics, is complemented by additional courses, many of which relate to the environment. This allows students to explore more specific interests, and provides them with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world.
In order to satisfy graduation requirements, students must take Biology plus an additional full year of upper-level laboratory science. All courses listed receive laboratory credit. Most recent graduates from Kimball Union have taken four science courses, which meets the admissions recommendations of more competitive colleges.