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The nature of science is inquiry! The ILS Science Department is continually re-evaluating and implementing new approaches and coursework to provide our students with a broad range of inquiry and challenge-based experiences. 


The ILS Science Department seeks to meet the needs of each student with a program of study that offers a variety of classes providing fundamental knowledge, college preparation, and the challenge of college level Advanced Placement courses. 


Science course offerings include:


Concepts of Physics & Chemistry



Anatomy & Physiology

Marine Science

AP Chemistry

AP Biology

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics


Three years of science are required, including Biology & Chemistry. However, we strongly encourage all students to take four years of science. 



All science courses include a laboratory component and strive to engage students in science outside of the classroom through field trips, guest speakers, and even kayak excursions from campus. 


A variety of extra-curricular clubs are associated with the Science Department including the Environmental Club, BoscoBots (a robotics club), Catalyst (a science inquiry club), HOSA-Future Health Professionals Club, the Athletic Training Club, and the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Team. All clubs are open to any student interested, but students may need to fulfil specific club participation requirements. 


The local chapter of the Science National Honor Society is available to junior and senior ILS students who excel academically and are committed to the study of science. Members of SNHS provide tutoring services for their peers, participate in Science Olympiad competitions, and routinely make contacts with professionals in the scientific community. Membership requirements include:

  •     Overall GPA and a B+ average across all science courses

  •     Enrollment in at least one second year honors or upper level honors course prior to senior year

  •     Teacher Recommendations


For more information please contact the Science Department.

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Science Department 


Family Ministry

305-854-2334 ext. 2181

Jose Manuel Companioni

Science Department

Steam Health Science Coordinator 


HOSA  Advisor


Lacrosse Assistant Coach


305-854-2334 ext. 2215

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Cecilia Calleros

Science & Fine Arts Department


Environmental Club

305-854-2334 ext. 2168

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John Ierardi

Science Department


305-854-2334 ext. 2197

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Paul Dean

Science Department


305-854-2334 ext. 2164

Jorge Pacheco

Science Department 

305-854-2334 ext. 2189

Rebecca Zlatkin

Science Department 

305-854-2334 ext. 2185

Honor Societies

Delta Sigma Juris - Law Honor Society

French Honor Society - Société Honoraire de Francais

International Thespian Society - Drama

National Italian Honor Society - Societa Onoraria Italica

Mu Alpha Theta - Mathematics

National Art Honor Society

National Business Honor Society

National English Honor Society

National Forensics League Honor Society

National Honor Society

National Honors Society of Dance Arts

Quill & Scroll - Scholastic journalism

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

Science National Honor Society

Spanish Honor Society - Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica

Student Television Network Honor Society

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Clubs & Organizations

Ambassadors Club

Anime Club
Athletic Training Club
Be the Light Club
Drama Club
Environmental Club

Royal Trend Fashion Club
Fine Arts Club

Glee Club

Guitar Club


International Relations Club



Key Club

Latin American Culture Club 

Life is a Gift Club (Respect Life)

Marian Club

Photography & Film Club

Portuguese Culture Club
Purple Heart Club

Robotics Club

Royals for Animals (RADAR)
Royals Debate Team

Salesian Provincial Youth Council


Social Justice Club
Stock Market Club
Student Government Association

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