STEM and STEAM at Stratford School
Full STEAM ahead!
At Stratford School, we infuse a strong liberal arts education with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) inspired learning.
US Bureau of Statistics estimates that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related careers will grow twice as fast as other fields.
Even jobs that are not strictly in STEM fields will require technical skills. Given that, Stratford has aligned itself to the concept of STEAM with an emphasis on STEM and the “Arts”, providing a balanced approach to education.
In order to prepare students effectively for 21st Century Careers involving STEAM, Stratford is using the interdisciplinary approach from Core Knowledge Curriculum to spark an interest in these fields as early as Preschool. Stratford students are engaged in STEAM learning everyday with an emphasis on core academic areas and Non Academic life skills.
Stratford teachers are tasked with the enviable job of helping to develop innovative students who can collaborate and discover creative solutions to problems. An increased focus on these skill sets, in conjunction with a strong balance of language arts, will help students communicate their thoughts and ideas in a meaningful way and think critically when approaching any challenge.
Our desire is to encourage students to become independent critical thinkers with the capacity to problem solve based on reason and facts. To instill these specific traits, we must provide students with opportunities for hands-on and problem-based learning which introduce, reinforce, and expose students to the Scientific Method and the Engineering Design Process.