STEM Education is a hands-on approach to teaching and learning that combines science, technology, engineering and mathematics to create a cross-disciplinary, student-centered program where academic studies are paired with real world lessons. Students are not taught what to think, but how to think, and to ask why.
“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.”
- Bernard Baruch, American Financier
It's a mindset.
At Claremont, we want our students to be prepared to find solutions in today's complex and rapidly changing world. School is no longer about memorizing facts and data, but understanding how to derive and learn from them.
If we want our students to think for themselves, solve problems on their own and understand it's ok to fail, we need the entire Claremont Community. This involves our staff, families, neighborhood residents, and strategic partners. It is about creating a culture where the philosophies of STEM are embedded in all we think, say, and do. It's not about getting it right the first time - it's about getting out of our comfort zone, trying, and learning.
Executing the 4-C's
Because Claremont Academy is a STEM Magnet school, students will be working together using the 4-C’s of STEM throughout the school year in multiple classes. The 4-C's of STEM, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication are abilities not just meant for academics. It's what drives each of us to do well in all areas of our life. Without proper execution of it, our families, communities, workplaces, and economy would fall apart. These basic skillsets are what lead to 21st Century thinking and career-related skills.