The Darrow campus and its surroundings serve as classroom and laboratory for students. Our environmental education course provides students with the opportunity to conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem-solving.
Environmental science students study a variety of topics that include: biotic and abiotic factors in habitats; ecosystems and biomes; interrelationships among resources and an environmental system;sources and flow of energy through an environmental system; the relationship between carrying capacity and changes in populations and ecosystems; and changes in environments.
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) has recognized The Darrow School as a Leading Edge Honoree for its curriculum innovation, specifically in the area of environmental science. One feature of this commitment is the Living Machine® at The Darrow School. This machine is an environmentally advanced facility that processes wastewater from our campus buildings via a biomimetic system using bacterial and mechanical filtration. Advanced pieces of technology like this and many others at The Darrow School help our students gain an advanced education in environmental science that will help them strive in future education and careers.