Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. While art can be an emotional interpretation of what we experience, science is a more analytical pursuit based on experimentation. Both are born of observation and attune with technology, engineering, and math; the combination can be exquisite.
Our STEAM program is a natural progression from the transdisciplinary approach in our Lower School IB Programme. When students engage in activities that combine different elements of STEAM, they experience guided inquiry in which they must ask thoughtful questions, discover answers, apply what they learn, and problem-solve creatively. Many STEAM projects involve teamwork and thoughtful dialogue in which students exchange ideas and discuss ways to problem-solve. Through these activities, students learn how to divide responsibilities, compromise, listen to, and encourage each other. STEAM projects require students to systematically think through problems, applying the information they learn about technology and engineering to figure out the best solutions.