Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12
Through our STEM classes at the Lower School, students develop key skills including problem solving, creativity, and critical analysis. Students regularly work their way through the STEM cycle with fun, hands-on innovative projects. Younger students will learn to code through Kodable and older elementary age will use multiple programs for codes. They also take part in the Hour of Code program sponsored by the Computer Science Education Week Advisory and Review Committees.

Students at the Upper School will also participate in a Coding and Robotics class. Students will continue to sharpen their skills with the coding process using programming websites called Scratch and Code.org. Students will then have the opportunity to use those skills to program Lego Robots using the EV3 lego mindstorms curriculum. Each student will have an opportunity to create their own game and code their way through several challenges throughout the course. In Robotics, students will learn a new coding skill and develop their robots by attaching a new piece to the robot every week. They will apply their newly learned skill in a weekly challenge.

Marshall Ellson
Upper School STEM Instructor

Kari Sonnichsen
Lower School STEM Instructor