The Betty Wold Johnson STEAM Program
Princeton Day School has become a leader in STEAM programming with an extensive interdisciplinary curriculum (with courses in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) and our best-in-class Wellemeyer STEAM Center.
STEAM at Princeton Day School: A Definition
At Princeton Day School, STEAM is an educational approach to teaching and learning that uses science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry and critical thinking. The program focuses on integration, collaboration, innovation, and creativity. Its overarching goal is to blend traditional and project-based platforms so that they help all our students to see, interpret, and understand fundamental concepts and to solve real-life problems.
The success of this new STEAM program depends on fashioning an intentional, interdisciplinary connection among its core disciplines in each of the school’s Divisions.
Why STEAM at PDS?
Princeton Day School’s new STEAM curriculum aspires to make the subjects of math, science, technology, and the arts resonate with students from a young age so they are awakened to the power and relevance of these subjects in their day-to-day experience. All students will acquire a baseline of literacy in STEAM disciplines so they can be engaged, informed participants in a 21st century world increasingly defined by questions at the intersection of science, math, technology, and society. In addition, we will challenge our most motivated, ambitious students with a rigorous program of advanced STEAM electives that will propel them into future professional opportunities as leaders in STEAM fields.