Department of Science

Investing in the Future - Farrell will be initiating a multi-year, multi-million dollar major capital campaign, with the initial phase of construction focusing on the completion of our new biology, chemistry, physics and STEM laboratories, which will be ready for September 2020.

At Monsignor Farrell, those incoming freshmen who score 85 or higher on the Living Environment Regents in the 8th grade may begin with chemistry in freshman year, physics or earth science in sophomore year, then electives in junior and senior year.

Those incoming freshmen who score 85 or higher on the Earth Science Regents in the 8th grade will take biology in freshman year, chemistry in sophomore year, and then electives in junior and senior year.

*Seniors have the option of studying AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, AP Physics, or AP Environmental Science. St. John’s University awards college credit to students who have successfully completed these courses. Courses in AP Environmental Science and AP Physics are being phased in over the next few years.

The goals of the Department of Science at Monsignor Farrell High School are to establish:

An understanding of science with regard to data collection, objective interpretation, analysis and synthesis.

Logical thinking skills based on the scientific method.

A respect and awareness of our role in the world around us.

An appreciation for God’s work in the living and non-living world.

​At the end of four years, the students will have been provided with a background in science that will provide them with the skills needed to succeed in college, leading to careers in engineering, medicine, computer science and technology.

Freshman Year

​Living Environment (Regents Curriculum)
​Living Environment (Scholars Curriculum)

Sophomore Year

Chemistry (Regents Curriculum)
​Chemistry (Scholars Curriculum)

Junior Year

Earth Science (Regents or Scholars Curriculum)
​Physics (Scholars Curriculum)


A.P. Biology, A.P. Chemistry, A.P. Physics,
A.P. Environmental Science, Human Anatomy & Physiology