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Dr. Christina Swan

Co-Founder, Sciences, Admissions

Christina is a co-founder of Waterloo School and teaches science. Before Waterloo, Christina taught molecular biology, biology, and chemistry at Regents School of Austin for ten years, where she also served as a faculty dean for the Math and Science department for seven of those years and started and directed the Science Club for grammar school students. Prior to that she helped start Providence Hall, a Christian school in Santa Barbara. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular pathology from the University of California, San Diego and worked as a post-doctorate fellow on HIV research at the prestigious Scripps Research Institute in California. Christina graduated with a bachelor’s of science honors degree in Biology from Westmont College. She and her family are members of The Vine church in Austin. Christina and her husband Dennis, who is also a scientist, have a Waterloo 10th grade daughter, Jasmine, and a fourth-grade son, Jonathan.

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Posts by Dr. Christina Swan

What does senior year look like at Waterloo?

By Craig Doerksen / August 25, 2022

Your senior year is a great time to be in high school! Will you coast through the finish line, or will you make the most of the time you have left? Dr. Christina Swan (admissions, sciences) and Craig Doerksen (director, humanities) recently had a chat about how Waterloo empowers seniors to get a head start…

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Is Waterloo a “Rigorous” High School?

By Waterloo School / July 28, 2022

Academic rigor in high school is often touted as a selling point for families and an indicator of future success for students. But what does a rigorous curriculum really mean? Is an “academically rigorous” curriculum really the best way to help students succeed? To help unpack this idea, we captured a conversation between Dr. Christina…

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Something to Remember

By Christina Swan / December 23, 2018

Note: see below for opportunities to learn more about Waterloo It is final exam week in my home: the week before Christmas break when every student is preparing to cram a semester’s worth of material into their heads long enough to reproduce it on a two-hour test, and repeat again the next day. Why do…

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