Observing and Understanding the World through Math and Science
Children have a natural sense of wonder about the world and a genuine desire to understand it. They persistently ask, “Why?” They take things apart that they can’t always put back together again. They collect bugs in the backyard. The key to a great science program is simply to keep this flame of curiosity lit!
Trinity Academy’s science curriculum takes a student’s natural curiosity about the world as the starting point for all investigation. Your child will be coached early on to look carefully, to record observations, to identify patterns and to ask questions about what he or she has observed, tools that will serve students as they encounter the natural world.
Later, when our students’ thinking must become more systematic, we want them to retain this hands-on sensibility, so in Biology and Chemistry your child will still be encouraged to observe, experiment and question. Even in upper-level physics courses, which deal with concepts as challenging as magnetism, torque and special relativity, the investigation remains grounded in science as an encounter with reality.
Our curriculum also offers every student the opportunity to learn not just how to use computers but how to program them. In the first semester of junior year, your son or daughter will learn how to program in MATLAB, the leading programming language for academics and engineers. Students then use this programming skill to create mathematical models using real-world data, often from experiments they have designed themselves.
In mathematics, we focus not only on efficient and accurate problem solving but also on how to think mathematically and understand the material at a deep level. Our mathematical program inspires students of all abilities to think hard about mathematics.
At Trinity Academy, we teach mathematics both as the most powerful tool employed by science in understanding our world and also as a realm of beauty unto itself. Your child will have every opportunity not only to become proficient in solving problems but also to fall in love with mathematics.
All students gain an understanding that emphasizes the power and beauty of mathematics while at the same time equipping them to solve both theoretical and real-world problems. Each course, from pre-algebra to multivariable calculus, is designed to allow time for reflection and deeper understanding.
Because all students take the same course of study, our upper level mathematics program can be tailored to interact closely with the science program and the student’s knowledge of computer programing.