What is STEAM?
Integrating science, technology, engineering, and math into a comprehensive STEM program has been a national priority for many years. Recently, these efforts have expanded to include Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Language Arts, resulting in the acronym known as STEAM. Valley Prep has always valued the Arts because of the overall importance of developing each child’s sense of creativity. Accordingly, beginning in August 2016, Valley Prep will implement a STEAM program that allows students to explore themes in depth and across the curriculum. They will address real-world problems that require them to ask questions, use empathy, and engage in collaboration, problem-solving, critical-thinking skills to formulate a solution. These are skills that allow today’s children to be tomorrow’s innovators.