Whether its science, technology, engineering, and math, or a lineup that includes the arts, the push toward increasing STEM/STEAM opportunities keeps growing.
At the Marist School, Vice Principal and Academic Dean Kevin Mullally says classes in those fields have seen a 20 percent increase in enrollment over the last three years. Among the standouts: chemistry and art, sports science, and advanced robotics and engineering. Mullally credits workforce demand for these skills as a major factor in their popularity.
The Lovett School is known for its commitment to visual and performing arts, so linking STEM to STEAM is a natural fit. This year, two new engineering courses were offered in the upper school, while the lower school added courses in design, computational thinking, and computer science. And the demand has inspired the creation of STEAM-related clubs in all grades, from coding to robotics.