What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is a teaching philosophy that integrates the four closely related fields in theory and practice.

Students studying STEM do not learn one specific subject in isolation. Instead, STEM students use their knowledge of several areas, combining curricula to resolve complex real-world problems.

An exploratory education in STEM encompasses the practical application of academics to propel innovation, launching learners into compelling, creative, and creditable careers.

What are the benefits of STEM education?

A STEM education:

  • Better equips students for a rigorous college education,
  • Encourages experimentation as learners work their way through lessons instead of mesmerizing facts,
  • Establishes connections between community, school, work, and the global economy,
  • Fosters adaption, ingenuity, and resilience,
  • Prepares students for future employment that will drive the nation’s economy, and
  • Teaches critical thinking, project management, and teamwork skills.

Although, CTRA isn’t a STEM themed high school — science, innovation, and technology are at the forefront of our teaching. Our environmental science and technology curricula creates an innovative and hands-on learning environment for students. Students at Connecticut River Academy also have access to advanced machinery, state of the art laboratories, high-tech software, and more.

Interested in Connecticut River Academy for your child? Visit Connecticut River Academy (Grades 6 through 12).

Magnet schools offer several benefits including:

  • Academic success that prepares students for a lifetime of achievement
  • Diverse student body that encourages respect, empathy and collaboration
  • Family and community involvement that instills a passion for learning and growth
  • Flexible and innovative curriculum centered around a unifying theme