We are excited that our Kindergarten and school aged students a Saint Miriam will follow the Next Generation Science Standards, a multi-state effort in the United States to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.” Our teachers will help prepare your child in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based subjects, but also include a rounded curricula opportunity with Arts and Music! Through scientific inquiry and experimentation, children will be challenged to understand HOW and WHY science, engineering and technology work, and How S.T.E.A.M. is part of our day-to-day activities from a plate that we eat from to the car we drive!
Saint Miriam prides itself on this unique approach to teaching your child while still young. Here at Saint Miriam, we understand every child learns differently, so we incorporate different approaches into our teaching by way of a ‘makerspace’ (a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.) Our curriculum is very hands-on, so our students learn while doing. We believe in our students reaching their full potential and moving at a speed that encourages learning. Our students are exposed to many different topics and activities such as our S.T.E.A.M.M. theme of the month, robotics, computer programming, chess, karate, yoga, and much more!
Our S-T-E-A-M-M ROOM
The vision of our use of S.T.E.A.M.M Technology (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Music and Math) is to provide an opportunity for your children to have a unique learning experience, through exploration, preparation, development and action where a child can challenge his/her talent for confidence building. What we have dubbed, “Playdough to Plato”!
Our S.T.E.A.M.M Approach is for young children to learn and grow through interactive engagement and exploration. Our Staff uses a collaborative process that unites early childhood education with creative learning. Teaching children the concepts of S.T.E.A.M.M at an early age is about the exposure to S.T.E.A.M.M and building strong foundation through hands-on methods. The S.T.E.A.M.M Classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that includes smart boards and specialized equipment to support enhanced learning. We also have an indoor activity center where children take part in: Sports, Chess, Drama, Science Fairs, Robotics Fairs and much more.
Our goals for young children are:
- To learn through active involvement with people, materials, events, and ideas
- To become independent, responsible, and confident
- To be ready for school and ready for life
- To learn to plan, to execute, and to share their learnings
- To gain knowledge and skills that can help in academic, social, and physical growth
Learning is collaborative and project-based; kids work closely together in a hands-on way to solve real-world problem and continues to build on its commitment to develop a solid educational pipeline that sustains children from infancy through college, to ensure that the academic and socio-emotional needs of children are addressed as early as possible, and additionally supports parents educational advancements.