STEMinn

Today’s students are the leaders of tomorrow. The STEMinn program at Stamford prepares students to excel in an ever-changing world.

Unique to Stamford, the STEMinn program combines science, technology, engineering, and math and focuses on innovation to elevate students into innovators ready to tackle global issues. At its core, students build a strong understanding of all areas of science and technology while learning how to design and engineer with a focus on sustainability and social responsibility. The STEMinn program is fully embedded in the curriculum, so innovation is in the DNA of a Stamford education. Through various units and hands-on projects, students gain in-demand skills such as leadership, complex problem-solving, and analytical thinking to drive success in any field.

Elementary STEMinn Program (Pre-Primary to Grade 5)

In the elementary STEMinn program, students explore four areas of science: life science, earth, and space science, physical science, and ETS (Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science.) They learn the fundamentals of engineering by engaging in hands-on learning activities while drawing upon various subjects such as math, social studies, and the arts. The STEMinn program uses various cutting-edge technological learning tools and teaches students to engage in design-thinking to bring their innovative ideas to life. The importance of using technology and innovation for purpose is reinforced throughout this process as the different tools seamlessly support learning outcomes across the curriculum.

Stamford Elementary STEMinn

Secondary STEMinn Program (Grade 6-Grade 12)

In the secondary STEMinn program, students build on the core foundational skills across the STEMinn domains and take their designs and innovations to the next level and learn more advanced technologies. Students learn advanced coding, user experience design, and product design and modeling. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals play an integral role in shaping the design and engineering outcomes to drive innovation that focuses on sustainability and solving global challenges. The STEMinn program builds a strong portfolio of innovative projects and in-demand skills to foster graduates attractive to universities and equipped to achieve beyond graduation.

In grades 11 and 12, Stamford offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme pathway in Design Technology and the “Computer Science” Stamford course for our innovators to pursue their passion in engineering and technology.

Secondary STEMinn Program

Why STEMinn?

In 2020, the World Economic Forum published data on the most in-demand skills that demonstrated a need for technological literacy and higher-order thinking skills. The STEMinn program at Stamford builds these core skills at every grade level using age-appropriate technology and integrating the core units of students. Hands-on and project-based, the students must collaborate, problem-solve, and display resilience as they work to achieve challenging and exciting outcomes.

In addition to the core units, students are stretched each year by two innovation-focused project weeks: “Mission Inspire” and “Sustainable Stamford.” Students from Pre-primary to Grade 12 focus on a school-wide theme to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration that builds a community of innovators across grade levels.

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