Department Mission Statement
Science is a method of coming to know; the process itself teaches the need for exploration. The science classes at Seattle Prep teach the importance of making connections through exploration in an attempt to instill a spirit of adventure and wonder in every student. This philosophy stresses a scientific process for exploration of the world as God reveals it to us.
As we guide students down this path, their experiences within the classroom help them become scientifically literate. To do this, we emphasize the processes, content, and skills embedded within science. Our students gain an understanding and appreciation of the workings of the physical world, and an openness to growth that leads to the desire for life-long learning. Students also learn to recognize the appropriate uses of technology and, in this way, the importance of ethical decision-making becomes significant.
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meet the department chair
Brian Meza is a graduate of Seattle Prep from the class of 1992. He began teaching at Prep in 1996 after graduating with a BS in Biology from Western Washington University. His grad work has taken him to Seattle University where he earned his MA in Curriculum & Instruction, as well as the Educational Administration program. He also holds Certificates from the University of Washington in Brain Research and Drug Addiction. Brian has taught a variety of courses in the Science Department, namely Biology, Disease & Social Responsibility, and Anatomy & Physiology. In addition to his work in the Science Department, he also serves as the Director of the Alumni Service Corps program. He is married to Alicia (Collora ’93) Meza and has two sons, Noah (’24) and Balin.