Science

The Kent Place Science Program inspires young women to be confident, scientifically-informed citizens, and leaders. Through inquiry, experimentation, data analysis, and collaboration, students learn to question their world and apply critical thinking skills to understand and solve real-life problems. Demonstrating persistence, resilience, and curiosity, our students can confidently communicate their scientific understanding, values, and fact-based positions.

We aim to inspire women to pursue careers in STEM fields. In every grade level, students develop scientific reasoning skills to construct knowledge as they probe the physical world. Within our curriculum, students observe a phenomenon and learn to develop and test their own explanations. Students gain context for the principles we study while learning the scientific abilities that will be useful later as they pursue a career in STEM or any field.

Did You Know...

  • 89% of our students take at least one Advanced Placement Science Course.
    all students grades 5-10 participated in a scientific experiment design competition. As a result, one of our student designed experiments has been selected to launch to the International Space Station.
  • Upper School students engage in scientific field experiences by conduct biodiversity analysis at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, test water quality in the Passaic River and measuring lichen growth as a means to monitor air quality.
  • Skype with soil scientists through our AP Environmental Science field experiences.
  • Last year over 200 Middle School students participated in the Kent Place Science Expo where they had the opportunity to present the results of their scientific explorations to an audience of their peers and parents.
  • The Kent Place Science department has hosted an astronaut, NASA scientists, and engineers to talk to our students about preparing for STEM careers.

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Meet the Department

List of 11 members.

  • Photo of Wendy Hall

    Ms. Wendy Hall 

    Interim Science Chair / MS/US Science
    Indiana University - B.A.
    Fairleigh Dickinson University - M.S.
    Bio
  • Photo of Rebecca Brown

    Dr. Rebecca Brown 

    US Science
    University of Notre Dame - B.A.
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - M.A.
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Ph.D.
    Bio
  • Photo of Robert Cashel

    Mr. Robert Cashel 

    US Science
    Dickinson College - B.S.
    Yale University - M.F.S.
    Rutgers University - M.S.
    Bio
  • Photo of Maura Crowe

    Ms. Maura Crowe 

    MS/US Science and STEM Coordinator
    Rutgers University - B.A.
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Samantha Ebner

    Ms. Samantha Ebner 

    US Chemistry
    Purdue University - M.A.
    Monmouth College - B.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Leslie Jones-Wentz

    Ms. Leslie Jones-Wentz 

    PS Science & Health Education Teacher
    Stephens College - B.A.
    Sarah Lawrence College - M.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Luis Largo

    Mr. Luis Largo 

    US Science
    Rutgers University - B.A.
    Rutgers University - M.A.
    Columbian School of Engineering - B.S.
    University of Granada - M.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Jennifer Sharp-Stilliard

    Ms. Jennifer Sharp-Stilliard 

    US Science
    University of Leeds (UK) - B.A.
    Bio
  • Photo of Victoria Tong

    Ms. Victoria Tong 

    MS Science/World Language
    Emory University - B.S.
    University of Pennsylvania - M.S.
    Bio
  • Photo of Rebecca Van Ry

    Mrs. Rebecca Van Ry 

    PS Science
    Rider University - B.A.
    Rutgers University - M.Ed.
    Bio
  • Photo of Lise Woodring

    Ms. Lise Woodring 

    US Science
Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.