Students in JK, Grade 1 and Grade 3 recently finished their non-fiction, interdisciplinary unit on animals. This incredible project integrated STEM, social studies, literacy, art, technology, library, and research skills into each grade's unit of study. Their work is currently on display in the Animal Expo Exhibit in Millie's Garden.
STEM at Stuart
Why Girls in STEM?
Though girls surpass boys in nearly every measure of academic success, there is still a significant
gender gap in the number of women pursuing college degrees and careers in STEM fields.
Less than one-quarter of STEM jobs are held by women
(though women make up nearly half of the overall workforce).
STEM jobs pay significantly more than non-STEM jobs.
Job growth in STEM is projected to be nearly 3x that of non-STEM.
Though girls surpass boys in nearly every measure of academic success, there is still a significant gender gap in the number of women pursuing college degrees and careers in STEM fields.Learn More
Stuart’s remarkable MakerSpace is a new design space dedicated to collaboration, creativity, and invention.Learn More
A STEM Endorsement on a student’s high school transcript reflects a commitment to pursuing studies in the STEM fields, above and beyond the curriculum required for graduation with a diploma from Stuart.Learn More
Our teachers get girls interested in STEM using inquiry-based curriculum, particularly suited for the way girls learn. In-depth, hands-on and real-world applications help our...Learn More
Upper School students are encouraged to explore and pursue new interests and skills in the STEM fields through a wide variety of in-depth, hands-on STEM electives.Learn More
Since launching our 1:1 iPad program at Stuart in 2010, technology has become integrated into literally every corner of the School. The entire campus enjoys wireless access, from the kindergarten classrooms, to the Art Wing - and even the nature trail!Learn More
Informal STEM experiences offer girls a range of opportunities to explore and develop their interest and skills in the STEM fields.Learn More
Role models play a critical part in addressing the disparity of women in the STEM fields.Learn More
Summertime is a great opportunity to form long-lasting memories At Stuart, those memories are facilitated through engaging STEM summer programs.Learn More
* These three keys for engaging girls in science and math were identified in a study completed by Girl Scouts of the USA and the Motorola Foundation.
The SISP (Science Independent Study Project) was a trimester-long endeavor during which the Middle School students had a chance to answer a question of their own design by using the scientific method. Their work culminated with a display board, research paper/lab report and logbook, and was displayed at the SISP Expo on Monday, March 12 and evaluated by at least two judges on Tuesday, March 13.
On Tuesday, March 6, students in grades 2-4 gathered in the Fruscione Athletic Center for our very first Lower School Invention Convention. The girls were asked to come up with an idea for an invention that solves a practical problem. The young inventors followed a design process that included brainstorming, research, design, documentation, and building a prototype. In some cases, students redesigned their inventions to become more successful. Students described the entire process in their Inventor's Journals.
Our fourth graders have been studying about the wonders of astronomy and aerospace engineering in STEM class with Elena Nickerson. On Tuesday, February 27, the entire grade of students gathered after school for a star party.
The third grade girls wrapped up a study on fractions in math and shared what they learned with the entire Lower School. During community time meeting, each grade was visited by a third grade team and presented with some mathematical fun in the form of a hands-on activity involving fractions. From finding equivalents to comparing values, the entire Lower School had an opportunity to learn from each other!