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Science & Engineering


Dr. Margaret Hawthorne Doty
Coordinator of Science and Engineering 
550 North Street, White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 422-2248 Fax: (914) 422-2196

Science and Engineering education in the White Plains City School District fosters the development of scientifically literate critical thinkers who are able to apply science skills to pursue their aspirations and contribute to society as informed citizens.  

We seek to engage all students in the use of scientific reasoning and thinking skills and the examination of real-world examples relevant to their lives.               

           Statement of Purpose developed by the Science Standards Implementation Committee, June 2023



Please use the link to the left to go to the Science Summer Assignments 2023 page!


The White Plains Science and Engineering Department is:

  • Content-based

  • Relevant

  • Hands-on and minds-on

  • Committed to problem-solving

  • Focused on practical science and engineering skills

  • Teaching students rigorous, logical thinking based on facts

Helpful information from Dr. Doty:       

I oversee all science courses grades 6-12, as well as our  Engineering Programs grades 8-12 and Industrial Arts courses at White Plains High School.  I would love to talk about your child or answer your questions about our curricula, philosophy and content. Please get in touch using the contact information above!

For questions about the following departments, please contact:

  • Computer Science:  Rocco Varuolo, Coordinator of Instructional Technology
  • Health or Family Consumer Science, Chris Trieste, Coordinator of Health and Physical Education
  • Elementary Science grades K-5, Debbie Hand, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction