The science department is committed to fostering evidence-based thinkers through a hands-on approach to the scientific method. Students at La Salle are engaged in experiments, both physically in the laboratory and virtually with simulations, with a 90-minute class once a week. During their remaining class periods, our young men are challenged to go beyond the simple memorization of scientific facts and theories and are asked to analyze and draw new conclusions based on their own observations. All students will take Biology and Chemistry at either the college prep, advanced or honors levels. After these first two science credits are earned, they have the freedom to engage in classes including, but not limited to: physics, astronomy, engineering and marine science. No matter the science courses that a student at La Salle chooses to take, he will be given numerous opportunities for inquiry-based learning, allowing him to draw his own conclusions and drive his own education.