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Science at Hausner: Curiosity, Creativity and Excellence

Associate Head of School and Chief Academic Officer Carol Piraino highlights Hausner's achievements in science education in this school news post. The post details the school's impressive results at the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship and the innovative teaching methods used to foster a love of science in students of all ages.  Read on to learn more about Hausner's commitment to developing curious, creative, and scientifically-literate young minds. 


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Synopsys Championship Logo

Congratulations to our Upper School scientists and science teachers on their success at this year's Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship!

  • 11 Upper School students received awards
  • Four students will advance to the State competition
  • Hausner won the Outstanding School Award for Best Middle School
  • Liat Baranoff, Science Department Chair and Upper School STEM Teacher won the Horace Lucich Award for Outstanding Teacher.

Yasher koach to the winners and to all students who participated in this year's fair and kol hakavod on your hard work!

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Melissa and Emmet Gordon

Hausner parent Melissa Gordon, a highly accomplished track and field athlete, will be coaching Hausner's spring program for grades 5-8 and a club for grades K-4. The focus is on fun, technique, and exploring various track events. Practices are on Thursdays after school, with an optional Sunday session, and optional track meets. Lower school students need parental presence or an upper school sibling during Thursday practices. The program is free, starting on March 28th. Contact Melissa at for questions. Interested students should fill out a Google sheet and submit a signed liability release form.

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