What is STEM?

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics — it is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates real-life applications of science technology engineering and math through experiential hands-on learning. STEM education provides students with 21st-century skills such as problem solving, collaboration and communication, 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, opening up potential future career paths.

Why is STEM Important?

Visitation’s STEM learning engages the mind and the imagination of all students. Students benefit from hands-on projects based on real-world problems that require creativity in their application of skills, problem solving, project management and collaborative learning. In today’s society of ever-increasing technology, STEM education provides your child with a leg up for success with big name companies and organizations.

A STEM Education Provides

  1. Integration of knowledge and skills from an inquiry-based approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  2. Enhanced academic achievement that fosters critical thinking
  3. Teaching focused on deep comprehension and application of concepts, rather than rote memorization
  4. Core academic knowledge reinforced through applied learning. Students gain 21st Century skills of collaboration, communication and creativity necessary for future success
  5. Our STEM Curriculum