STEAM Curriculum – Middle School
Our STEAM Framework
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.
STEAM represents a shift in education towards an integrated understanding of the topics being taught and where they overlap, rather than simply facts to be memorized. Our Middle School teachers integrate science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics in an interdisciplinary and applied approach throughout the Middle School curriculum.
LM includes these classes as part of its middle school curriculum:
- Music (Instrumental and vocal)
Our Middle School students use the school’s state-of-the-art Design Lab with laser cutters, CNC routers, 3D printers, and power tools. Students are encouraged to acquire knowledge and skills through investigation, integration and synthesis of a complex problem experienced in the real world. Each quarter they get to explore topics like: water crisis, history now, and colonizing mars. It’s important that students use design-thinking integrated within their core classes, and that this approach to walk through the steps of planning, designing, and creating projects with their hands that can be adapted into real world problem solving. Some quarters have a midway review from local experts and some quarters end with a capstone project where they present their findings to an internal or external group.
Clubs & Activities
These opportunities extend the passion for learning beyond the classroom:
- Coding & LittleBits Club
- Chess Team
- Tech Team
- Math Counts
- Small Engines
- Quiz Bowl