Science

Refine Your Power of Observation

Housed in a new state-of-the-art facility, the science program consists of three distinct disciplines: physics, chemistry, and biology. Faculty members help students master fundamental principles of scientific method, approach, and research. Students work in small, problem-solving groups to execute labs, complete assigned projects, and present reports. Technology is incorporated directly into the curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the thoughtful use of data as a reasoning tool rather than on the superficial memorization of facts. Frequent experiments develop the students’ powers of observation, classification, and analysis. In addition to the standard survey courses, honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes are also available.

Suffield’s science curriculum teaches students to:

• Approach life with a sense of curiosity and engagement
• Appreciate the world, with a particular concern for the environment
• Apply acquired skills to scientific and nonscientific pursuits
• Work independently and in cooperative group settings using scientific methods

Paul Caginalp

Paul Caginalp

Chair, Science Department
Kristina Braithwaite

Kristina Braithwaite

Science Department, Varsity Coach, Girls’ Tennis
Matthew Fava

Matthew Fava

Science Department
Zachary French

Zachary French

Science Department
Steve Goodwin

Steve Goodwin

Science Department
Amy Norris

Amy Norris

Science Department
Becka Pouy

Becka Pouy

Science Department
Melissa Valentine

Melissa Valentine

Science Department
Kevin Van Dam

Kevin Van Dam

Mathematics Department, Science Department
Michael Zappala

Michael Zappala

Science Department