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Nutley Science programming focuses on providing instruction rooted in communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking as well as being firmly aligned to the NJ Student Learning Standards in Science.  We aim to provide our students opportunities that open their minds to think about how and why phenomena occur in the world around them.  Our programming encourages hands-on activities so that our students are learning by doing and pushing themselves to analyze and apply the principles they are learning to real-life systems.  


John Walker Middle School
Grade 7

Mr. Cremona

Mr. Vazquez

Mrs. Zazzali

Grade 8

Ms. Bruscino

Ms. Guida

Mrs. Rubino

Grades 7 and 8

Mrs. Ippolito

Nutley High School

Mr. Bradley - Physical and Environmental Science

Ms. Centinaro - Physical Science and Life Science

Mrs. DeSimone - Biology, Microbiology

Mrs. DiPopolo - Physical Science

Dr. Fossella - Chemistry, Biology and Microbiology

 - Microbiology and Life Science

Mr. Kasner - Chemistry

Mrs. McNamara - Biology

Mr. Oulhiad- AP Physics, Honors Physics, Physics

Ms. Polk - AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Chemistry

Mr. Simko - AP Biology,  Biology

Dr. Smith - Honors Human Physiology, Human Physiology, Medical Math and Terminology

 - Environmental Science

Mr. Tempsick - Forensic Science, Biology


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.