Mission Statement

The Science Department provides a broad and challenging curriculum that strives to meet the needs of students with diverse career goals by seeking to develop in students greater awe toward our Creator and an appreciation of the world which God created; enabling students to become scientifically literate to make responsible, God-pleasing decisions; involving students in problem-solving, qualitative and quantitative analyses, and verbal and written communications; and expecting each student to appreciate science as an investigative process rather than merely a body of knowledge.


  • Ms. Heather Mattes ‘96 (Chairperson) – Towson University – B.S.
    M.Ed., Capella University
  • Mrs. Cindy Chrysam – Concordia University Ann Arbor – B.S.
    Towson University, M.Ed
  • Mr. Aaron Holtmeier – Concordia University Wisconsin – B.S.
  • Mrs. Barbara Ross – Loyola University of Maryland – B.S.
  • Ms. Nicole Sikowitz – Roger Williams University – B.S., Environmental Science, B.S., Marine Biology
  • Ms. Danielle Tornabene – Bucknell University – B.S.

Requirements for Graduation

A minimum of three science credits is required for graduation. Required courses are Biology and Chemistry.

Courses of Study

  • Earth and Space Science
  • Biology | Honors Biology
  • Chemistry | Honors Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Biology
  • Physics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Environmental Science
  • AP Physics C – Electricity and Magnetism


In fall of 2018, Concordia Prep launched an exciting fundraising campaign to renovate several areas on campus. The Upper School chemistry lab and the Middle School science lab were both completely renovated with new furniture and state-of-the-art equipment. Additionally, Concordia Prep received a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Lutherans in Mission (MALIM) Foundation in 2019 to create a robotics lab in the middle school building, which enabled the creation of course work in robotics for both the Upper and Middle School.


The Science Department offers a robotics and aquaponics club and a community club where students participate in gardening and recycling.


Q: How are students evaluated and placed into college prep or honors classes?

A: Students are placed in college prep or honors courses based upon their grades from their previous school and teacher recommendations.

Q: If my student initially places into regular college prep, can they move into honors?

A: Students who excel academically and maintain an A average throughout the year are eligible to move into honors courses the following year. Teacher recommendations and department approval is also necessary to move from college prep to honors.