Science Department

The Science Department cultivates curiosity by providing an engaging and safe environment. Students explore global systems, phenomena, and issues while fostering a passion for questioning and inquiry. Through interest-driven problem solving, students develop critical thinking skills and learn to collect and analyze data independently and collaboratively. Our department empowers ALL students to become scientifically and digitally literate, equipping them to actively participate in an ever-changing scientific world.


“Science education provides every student with a framework to question, investigate, and seek answers about living things, the natural world, and how they are connected. Science enhances our quality of life through medical discoveries and shapes our future through engineering and innovation. I am so fortunate to be able to cultivate curiosity in the students at Cheshire Academy with a dedicated science department.”

— Science Chair Breanna Craft

Breanna Craft

Science Department Chair; Science Teacher; Science Olympiad Advisor

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Colleen Altenburger

Dean of Students; Science Teacher


Ally Breen ’19

Science Department Teaching Intern; Varsity Girls' Soccer Assistant Coach


Ellie De Leon

Science Teacher; Varsity Cross Country Head Coach; Coed Track and Field Head Coach


Makaila English

Science Teacher


Stephen Murray

Science Teacher; Coed Cross Country Assistant Coach; Coed Track and Field Assistant Coach


Caron Quantick

Science Teacher; Coordinator of Community Service

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Dave Samuels

Science Teacher; Coed Track and Field Coach