The sense of wonder in children drives them to be relentless explorers of the natural world. The school, set on a picturesque 44-acre wooded campus, provides countless opportunities for the journeys related to this exploration. Beginning in Kindergarten, students are introduced to the gifts nature provides. Discovery is central to the Lower School program. Students are taught to observe and question in an effort to understand and explain the environment in which they live. In Middle School, instruction shifts to experimental exploration where skills and concepts are introduced and used as focal points for the gathering of information. In Upper School, skills are honed, scientific methodologies are refined, and an in depth study of content is pursued. By the end of eighth grade, students have nurtured their sense of wonder, discovered the world around them, developed a functional body of scientific knowledge and learned their connection to the natural world. They are ready to move on to be incisive, critical thinkers and conscientious stewards of the planet.