Science @ Marymount

Prepare To Be Challenged.

Science at Marymount makes connections across the curriculum. With an emphasis on scientific observation, technological exploration, modeling physical phenomena and mathematical thinking, science is the catalyst for creative problem solving.

Science courses are experiment-based and hands-on. Throughout the school, science and mathematics classes blur the lines among disciplines. One hundred percent of Marymount seniors elect to take four years of science.

A Vigorous Curriculum

  • Class IX: Biology
  • Class X: Chemistry
  • Class XI: Physics
  • Class XII Electives: Atmospheric Science, Advanced Chemistry, Molecular Biology, AP Physics C: Mechanics, Engineering, AP Psychology (One Schoolhouse)

Extracurricular Opportunities

Science Olympiad

What is Science Olympiad? It is an annual competition with talented students from across New York City competing in a series of science, design and engineering events. Marymount's award-winning team participates in a challenging events such as

  • Experimental Design
  • Robot Arm Design
  • Disease Detective
  • Write It, Do It

The goal of the Science Olympiad competitions is to improve the quality of science education, increasing interest by underrepresented groups in science, and creating a technologically literate workforce, all while providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science and technology!

EnviSci (Environmental Science Club)

The EnviSci club is a student organization looking to increase the education, awareness and community involvement of its members while fostering a positive social setting. This year, the club is working on:

  • Developing a sustainable recycling program
  • Participating in Citizen Science Projects
  • Exploring Marymount's carbon footprint
  • Earth Day Celebration

World Science Academy

Marymount students participate in the World Science Academy, the World Science Festival's year-round, pre-college enrichment program for New York City high school students that provides access to renowned scientists in a multitude of environments. With in-person and online activities tailored to student interests, Marymount students can develop their lifelong interest in the sciences while teachers advance their own learning. Great minds inspire greatness in others. World Science Academy's distinguished scientists include Brian Greene, Nora Volkow, Lee Berger, Ellen Stofan and Gabriela Gonzalez.

By participating in the program, students can experience how science has the power to change their schooling, their career and their life by:

  • Meeting and studying with leading scientists.
  • Visiting top university research labs.
  • Receiving hands on scientific training.
  • Attending World Science Festival programs.
  • Learning side by side with their teachers as they all explore unique ways

SWENext @ Marymount

For more than six decades, the Society of Women Engineers has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. SWE is centered around a passion for their members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's engineering and technology specialties.

All juniors in Physics become members of SWENext and, as such, have the opportunity to link up with women engineers in the area; to access current news with regard to engineering and engineering careers; and participate in unique events such as National Engineering Week.

American Meteorological Society

All students in the senior elective, Atmospheric Science, become members in the Marymount Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. As such, students have access to leading researchers and atmospheric scientists; may attend local and national meetings of the American Meteorological Society; and participate in other innovative programs sponsored by the Society.

Our chapter's primary responsibility is writing and producing the weekend weather forecast for the Marymount School community.

GAINS Network

The Girls Advancing in STEM Network is a school-based virtual community for high school girls interested in STEM topics. It is a place where high school girls interested in STEM can connect with each other and with women working and studying in STEM fields. The GAINS Network provides role models, virtual mentors, and networking opportunities for women and girls at various stages of their educations and careers.