STEAM Program

STEAM Mission Statement
Windward School’s STEAM Program strives to inspire joy at the idea of discovery, to create a culture that fosters innovation, and to prepare our students for effective involvement in an increasingly technological society. We engage our students with interdisciplinary courses that incorporate advanced technology-integrated projects, as well as encourage inquiry, integrity, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, and critical reasoning. Through their challenging experiences in the program, students will:
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, curiosity, adaptability, and initiative in order to be both contributors to and influential in a technological society;
  • Exhibit an appreciation for the skills and imagination needed to design, create, and utilize advanced technologies;
  • Engage in and explore the interconnectedness of the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Design Arts, and Mathematics;
  • Practice and master the skills necessary to successfully pursue a higher degree in one of the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics;
  • Develop as leaders and support one another through collaboration and team building.

Expanding Programs

Windward is pleased by our ever expanding STEAM offerings, particularly in engineering and technology. For students wanting to explore engineering they can dabble in a host of elective offerings or take full year courses in either Engineer Your World or Biological Engineering. In addition to having an increasing amount of coding integrated into core classes, Middle and Upper School students can delve into multiple technological electives, including AP Computer Science A and a post-AP Computer Science course.

The STEAM Scholars Program

Since 2013, Windward has offered an opportunity for upper school students with a passion in Science, Technology, Engineering, design Arts and Mathematics to be part of the STEAM Scholars Program.  Students join at the end of Sophomore year and in recognition for additional coursework and outside of the classroom learning, they receive recognition on their transcript. 

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