Vermont Day School’s STEM program seeks to promote curiosity, inquisitiveness, problem-solving and creativity. Middle School students explorations’ of ecology, earth and physical science, human biology, chemistry and physics are related to pertinent math and engineering concepts. The integrated STEM approach allows students to discover connections between disciplines and develop more a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the world in which they live.
Students continue to practice and develop the design thinking process (research, design, build, test and improve), as they are challenged to innovate new solutions to real world issues. Middle School students are introduced to design software to create prototypes and innovations on the school’s 3D printer. Middle School electives provide students with opportunities to explore more focused and in-depth STEM topics, such as robotics, circuitry and computer programming.