A Focus on Student Research
Our vibrant independent research program encourages students to pursue their passion for science. Independent research participants design and implement a year-long scientific research project under the guidance of a science faculty member. A large number of students participate and excel in regional and statewide science competitions, including the PA Junior Academy of Science, the Delaware County Science Fair and the Delaware Valley Science Fair.
Science is Not Limited to the Classroom
The beautiful grounds of Notre Dame serve as a laboratory. On any given day, one might observe middle school science students launching rockets, a physics class measuring the strength of their raw egg delivery systems, the environmental science class taking soil samples for analysis, or the biology classes making dichotomous trees to compare local ecosystems.