Dr. Cottingham was appointed Interim Upper School Director in July 2021, and her Pingry experience includes three years as Upper School Academic Dean and a semester as Interim English Department Chair.
The Middle School science program seeks to foster a curiosity about the natural world and a love of science. The program builds toward higher-level thinking skills using both formative and summative assessments. It aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills that will appropriately support the development of students who are scientifically literate in our increasingly technological society. The theme of the Middle School Science Curriculum is “The Individual in the Natural World.”