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Science Department

Gout, Biology, Dna Strand, Science, Genetics


The Science Department at St Petersburg Catholic High School endeavors to awaken within our students a passion for and curiosity about the natural world. By creating student-centered, hands-on learning experiences, our teachers aim to effectively equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the sciences in college and beyond.




  • To equip our students with the necessary tools to be effective critical thinkers and problem solvers. 
  • To enable our students to manipulate and analyze data in order to draw meaningful conclusions about patterns in nature.  
  • To develop and nurture our students’ natural curiosity about the world, encouraging them to ask meaningful questions and to passionately seek answers. 
  • To prepare our students for success in the sciences at both the university and professional level. 


  • AP offerings: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • Intro to the Medical Profession course taught by dozens of doctors throughout the Tampa Bay Area
  • Engineering Program via Project Lead the Way
    • Grade 9: Introduction to Engineering Design
    • Grade 10: Principles of Engineering
    • Grade 11: Aerospace Engineering
    • Grade 12: Engineering Design and Development
  • Electives: Anatomy and Physiology, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science, Marine Biology
  • Extracurricular Activities: Environmental Club, Robotics Club, Veterinary Club, Science National Honor Society

Phillip Johnston

Department Chair

B.S., University of South Florida


Angela Ivey 

B.S., Mississippi University for Women

Dolores Keeley
B.A., Oakland University
M.S., Michigan State University
Danielle Marchesini
B.S., Florida State University
M.A., Villanova University