Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, and Math – STREAM
We integrate STEM into our program from K4 through 7th grade. STEM is about helping students to learn how to solve real-world problems in teams. As part of this, they use the Engineering Design Method to learn how to analyze, imagine, and build solutions.
However, life is more than just technical problems to be solved. At our school with the integration of religion and the arts, STEM becomes STREAM. Through religion, students evaluate moral and ethical questions and think about the good of society and human dignity. Through the arts, students gain appreciation of the beauty around them and are encouraged to explore both the visual and performing arts.
STREAM allows us to teach subjects from across the curriculum to help students make links and see new relationships. It prepares students for future careers, but most importantly, it prepares them to live as contributing and virtuous citizens.