Northshore Christian Academy

Science Program

“For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16


State of the Art Science Lab

In 2011, the Middle School Pavilion building was constructed on the back property and now houses our Middle School classrooms, atrium/lunch area, and a High School level state-of-the art Science Lab.

At Northshore Science is an essential part of our educational program. For details on our Kindergarten-8th grade Science curriculum, go here 2012/2013 Science Program Curriculum

Northshore Grants and Honors for our Science Program

2011-2012: Seattle Robotics Association awarded a grant to NCA’s 6th, 7th & 8th Robotics Team to enter the F.I.R.S.T. Lego League competition and compete with Lego Mind Storms robot. The team tied for 5th place and also received positive mention for their science research project and innovation presentation.

2006-2007: Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS) Best of Washington—Presented NCA Parent & Program Leader of NASA Science Files Program, Jackie Johnson, Parent of the Year Award.

Science Teachers

Our K-5th grades are taught Science Curriculum by homeroom teachers. 6th-8th grade students have designated Science teachers below:

Ms. Mary Orlosky – (Science) earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics from Seattle Pacific University. Ms. Orlosky served as head of the 6th– 12th-grade science department at Solomon International School for the last 3years.  She was the 6th – 11th science teacher for Cedar Park Christian schools for another 5 years and served as a science curriculum design lead during that time. Deeply involved in her church's youth ministry, Ms. Orlosky enjoys boating, kayaking, and long walks. 
 
Mr. Thomas Murray, 7th Grade Chemistry Teacher

Mr. Murray teaches 7th Grade Chemistry and Geology, and is a 7th grade homeroom teacher. He was formerly Science Department Chair at King's High School for 10 years. He taught science, math and computers at Cedar Park/Bothell and other Christian schools for over 30 years. Prior to his teacher profession, he was a commercial boat builder and was also an Eagle Scout in High School, he received National Merit Letter of Commendation. He wants his students to learn that good science and Christian faith and belief in creation are mutually compatible.

Mrs. Karen Jones, 6th Grade Physical Science Teacher
Mrs. Jones earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. For most of her teaching experience, she has been in Christian Schools. She came to NCA in 2006 following three years teaching at a high school in Nenana, Alaska. While there she worked with 9th – 12th grade students who traveled from villages without a high school to a small school on the road system. She still maintains contact with many of her students who graduated during those three years. One of the things she likes best about teaching sixth grade is the independent thinking that occurs during the adolescent years. Mrs. Jones is currently focusing on developing assignments that encourage the use of technology in achieving learning outcomes and teaching 6th grade Physical Science.

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