One of the benefits of Princeton Day School is the constant collaboration that occurs between divisions. Located on one campus, our Upper, Middle and Lower Schools are able to interact and learn from one another. Recently, MS STEAM students took advantage of these opportunities to share their expertise with the LS.
STEAM Coordinator, Matthew Tramontana
Princeton Day School's renowned STEAM program draws on the expertise of faculty across the math, science, computer science and arts departments. With a required STEAMinar for all 9th graders and 14 electives spanning engineering, robotics, science research, math research, technology, arts and media, and computer science, the STEAM curriculum is among the best and most extensive among independent schools. Since the program's inception in the 2017-2018 year, overall enrollment in electives has increased 30%, while enrollment of female students has almost doubled and now constitutes 42% of total STEAM course enrollments.
STEAM Coordinator Matthew Tramontana oversees the curriculum and manages the Wellemeyer STEAM Center. An accomplished industrial designer who has worked with engineers to design a variety of medical devices, he teaches several courses while also guiding faculty and students in this interdisciplinary innovation space.
"Currently, we have 10 faculty teaching in this facility, offering required courses and multiple electives, including 6 in computer science. And we continue to expand programming to the Middle School and Lower School."
Jason Park, Science Department Chair