The UMS Difference
Science is both a body of knowledge and an experimentation process within the natural world. Our Science program encompasses a set of principles and methods for investigating all aspects of the physical world.
Theories and methods are constantly re-evaluated as new information becomes available. Students are taught to have a deep respect for the environment and are shown ways to act as environmental stewards.
Our Science program allows students to learn of scientific accomplishments, past and present. In addition, students have the opportunity to experience scientific studies that inspire a sense of wonder and respect for life and the environment. Our students are guided through the scientific process of developing a hypothesis, followed by experimentation, evaluation, and reaching a conclusion.
Beginning in Grade Five, students participate in our Science Expo. Each student chooses his/her own question from any area of science such as biology, chemistry, or engineering, to investigate, research, and experiment. Students then present their conclusions to a panel of judges and their classroom peers.
In Grades Seven and Eight, top projects are chosen to represent Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School at the annual York Region Sci-Tech Fair. Placing well in this regional event can lead to competition at the Canada Wide Science Fair.