Science Department

Experience Science at Xavier

Sience Class

Mission and Philosophy

The universe is a place subject to a number of fundamental scientific principles. An understanding of these principles will better prepare our students to cope with a world in which rapid technological developments are taking place. As knowledge rapidly expands, it is most important for students to learn to make rational and moral decisions based upon scientific principles and their Catholic Christian values.


The skills and knowledge afforded students to make these types of decisions should reflect their appropriate level of intellectual and emotional growth. This curriculum is designed to stimulate curiosity and to develop ethically and morally responsible, scientifically literate citizens. This curriculum stresses the process of science as a way of learning and further emphasizing that scientific knowledge is always subject to change based on additional knowledge.

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Science Programs

Science Faculty

  • Agatha Andersen, M.Ed.

    Science Teacher

    Science Club Moderator

    PHY 111 for Rio Salado | PHY 112 for Rio Salado

  • Camille King, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Science Teacher

    Science Club Moderator | WAX Club Moderator

    BIO 160 for Rio Salado

  • Nicole Mabante, M.S.

    Science Teacher

    Liturgical Set-up | Science Technology Coordinator

    CHM 130/CHM130LL for Rio Salado | CHM 151/CHM151LL for Rio Salado

  • Brian McNerney, Ph.D

    Chemistry Teacher | Co-Head Coach Badminton | Head Coach Junior Varsity Softball

    Junior Class Student Council Moderator

    CHM 130/CHM130LL for Rio Salado

  • Sarah Schimpp, M.S.

    Science Teacher

    EPICS Moderator 

    BIO 105 for Rio Salado

  • Jennifer Weiland, M.Ed., ’91

    Science Teacher | Science Department Chair

    Curriculum Council Member | Science Advanced Projects Moderator

    BIO 100 for Rio Salado

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