Much like science itself, the Spartanburg Day School Science Department does not support a single model for educating our students. When appropriate, students are encouraged to explore topics in an inquiry-based environment.

We create a classroom community of guided exploration. Students are expected to propose ideas, apply process skills and judge evidence within context to create scientific models. We recognize that for students to succeed in such an environment they must build a base of knowledge through teacher led instruction, laboratory exercises, research and independent skill development.