STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Being Creative and Engaging in the Montessori Classroom, students learn the fundamental rules of math and science through the discovery of natural laws through manipulation of didactic materials and problem-solving with peers. Beginning in the Montessori preschool environment, students learn the fundamental rules of math and science through the discovery of natural laws through manipulation of didactic materials and problem-solving with peers. The work engages the senses and insures the internalization of concepts, not just memorization of disjointed facts and figures. Through the Montessori concept of Cosmic Education, the curriculum reinforces that everything is interrelated.
“STEM Education is more than just presentation and dissemination of information and cultivation of techniques. It is a process for teaching and learning that offers students opportunities to make sense of the world and take charge of their learning, rather than learning isolated bits and pieces of content. In the STEM environment, there is less emphasis on activities that demonstrate science content and a greater focus on those activities that allow students to engage in real world problems and experiences through project-based, experiential learning activities that lead to higher level thinking.”
- Open to the ideas of others
- Able to think outside the box
- Able to ask questions and know where to find answers
- Able to manage themselves, while helping their peers
These are the qualities proponents of STEM curriculums are hoping to see carry over from childhood to adulthood. They are the qualities Montessori grads already possess. Montessori schools care for the whole child in a way that encourages curiosity and independence, while making sure the child is nurtured. we ensure students are getting a full-bodied and well-rounded education that includes plenty of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The experience our children have today will surely make a positive impact on their future.