STEM integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through cross-curriculum design challenges and project-based learning to enhance subject comprehension. We strive to develop creative problem-solvers who will view our world through a lens of values and be equipped to tackle challenges with knowledge and skill. Our common goal is to establish a variety of lifelong habits to include; learning from failure, critical systems analysis, synthesis, and applying solution strategies that involve transfer of knowledge across subject areas.
Similar to design and art classes, an understanding and deep appreciation of the process of problem-solving and innovation itself is equally, if not more important than our results. For example, the process of analyzing engineering failures during the engineering design process are valued for providing data as well as opportunities for critical thinking, improvement, innovation, and self-growth.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School’s approach to STEM education transforms the typical teacher-centered classroom into an interactive experience requiring our students to actively engage in a situation, in order to find its solution.
All students at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School participate in STEM throughout their day.