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Experience-based learning is at the core of our instruction. Our goal is to provide students with a variety of learning opportunities and experiences. Students are engaged in real-world applications of knowledge and skills, which builds understanding and confidence.

Failure is an integral part of learning. Viewing failure as unacceptable discourages risk taking and creativity. Growth comes from struggle, mistakes, and challenges. Students should feel safe to make mistakes.

Upper School Science Overview

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Research Program Areas

Science Research Program

AMSA’s flagship science research program offers students the opportunity to conduct graduate school-level research in the 10th-12th grades. Students conduct independent research in:
Scientific Instruments
Science Night

Science Night

Every spring, 10th-12th graders in the Science Research Program present their latest research projects. Previous topics have included DNA extraction, microorganisms, aquatic diversity, biochemistry, cybersecurity, and electromagnetic transmissions.