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Science Department

From the study of seeds and plants in Kindergarten through accelerated physics, genetics, sustainable horticulture and organic chemistry at Princeton High School, we offer a full spectrum of science courses designed to prepare students for a changing world. We want to instill in students a love of scientific inquiry, enable them to meet challenges, and to persevere to find solutions. For specific information about science courses offered at Princeton High School please consult our PHS Program of Studies.


School Gardens

Our vibrant school gardens provide hands-on learning experiences for a multitude of classes, from art to science. The lessons our school gardens provide range from teaching students how to plant, tend, and harvest fresh fruits and vegetables to studying prey and predator relationships within a garden ecosystem. Our garden educators work with students to care for each school's garden and teach students how to make a garden thrive.

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Advancing a Course Level

High school students may be able to advance a course level in science. Please review the PHS Program of Studies and contact the Supervisor of Science for additional information. 

PHS 3-Year Research Program

The PHS 3-Year Research Program is now accepting applications. This program is geared towards students who are interested in pursuing their own independent scientific research project. All current freshmen are eligible to apply. The application will require a writing sample, recommendation form from a teacher, and article reading/questions (to be conducted at Tiger Time on 1/27 or at break on 1/29). Students should be independent and highly motivated to pursue a science project. Please see Ms. Smolyn (Room 270), Ms. Katz (Room 280) or Mr. Eastburn (Room 287) for a copy of the application and reach out if you have any questions!

2020 Summer PHS Science Programs

We are now accepting applications for the following summer programs.  You must sign-in to your school Google account to fill out these forms.

PHS Summer Accelerated Chemistry

PHS Summer Biology Bridge Program