The Science Department engages students daily in the methods of science by calling on them to ask questions, formulate hypotheses, design controlled procedures, and analyze data.

Daily hands-on activities in grades 7 and 8, as well as additional laboratory time built into the schedule for upper school biology, chemistry, and physics classes, allows students to develop an understanding of the process and skills of "doing" science. Drey Land, the school's Ozark wilderness facility, serves as a freshman biology lab extension for the study of forest and stream ecosystems.