The Science Department strives to help students become flexible and adaptable thinkers and examine the impact of scientific knowledge on their lives, society, and the environment.

Junior students focus on developing basic skills of scientific inquiry.  In grades 8 through 10, students study life sciences, chemistry, physics and earth and space sciences.  They have the opportunity to apply the scientific method through their participation in our annual Grade 8 Science Fair.

In grades 11 and 12, students narrow their focus to specific scientific fields.

They perform a variety of formal laboratory investigations, and have the opportunity to go on field trips and participate in science contests.

Course Offerings

  • Science 8-10
  • Earth Sciences 11
  • Life Sciences 11
  • Anatomy and Physiology 12
  • Chemistry 11-12
  • Physics 11-12
  • Anatomy and Physiology 12

Field Trips

Students have the opportunity to explore scientific educational resources outside of the classroom through visits to the Vancouver Aquarium, Britannia Mine Museum, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and Amusement Park Physics.

Students who are especially interested in science also have the opportunity to enter a number of contests including the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair, Kwantlen Science Challenge, UBC Physics Olympics, and the Michael Smith Challenge.


They also have the option of joining our STEM Club, where they apply their scientific knowledge to bridge and tower building competitions, making soap, growing crystal structures, building catapults, performing dissections, and engaging in a variety of other fun science activities.  Senior students have the opportunity to mentor students from STA feeder elementary schools at our annual Bridge Building Contest.

Department Members

Nick Appleton
Jacky Chan
Nicholae Cune
Elizabeth Gallant
Cesar Inducil
Anita Pilar
Bianca Rojo
Phillip Ryan
Joanne Treacy
Department Head (Science)