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 at both the Locust Grove and Lancaster campuses.
LM includes these classes as part of its middle school curriculum:
- Music (Instrumental and vocal)
At the Lancaster Campus (LMMS) Project-Based Learning (PBL) 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.
At the Locust Grove campus, students work on an integrated curriculum, and a capstone project where they present their findings. In addition, LM provides students with specially designed instruction in engineering and design through our innovative MakerSpace curriculum, and integrating design-oriented projects into their traditional courses. Similar to project-based learning, this approach lets them walk through the steps of planning, designing, and creating projects with their hands that can be adapted into real world problem solving.
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