Grade 6 – 8

STEM Program

From grade 6 to grade 8 we expose our students to STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program. STEM in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.

The importance of STEM education

All of this effort is to meet a need. According to a report by the website STEMconnector.org, by 2018, projections estimate the need for 8.65 million workers in STEM-related jobs. The manufacturing sector faces an alarmingly large shortage of employees with the necessary skills — nearly 600,000. The field of cloud computing alone will have created 1.7 million jobs between 2011 and 2015, according to the report. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2018, the bulk of STEM careers will be:

  • Computing: 71%

  • Traditional Engineering: 16%

  • Physical Sciences: 7%

  • Life Sciences: 4%

  • Mathematics: 2%