Inspiring young minds...
through discovery, building & problem solving
Innovation at Providence extends beyond the normal boundaries of STEM. We’ve intentionally redesigned spaces on campus for the purpose of enhancing student learning through creative, hands-on experiences. Our goal is for students to develop a understanding of the concepts through observation, inquiry, research, and discovery.
Our Lower School students learn about science by doing science. Hands-on activities, carefully crafted experiments, and regular visits to our STEM studio and TECH lab expose students to a variety of scientific processes including coding, robotics, engineering, and design process.
STEM in the Middle School is full of exploration, excitement and “aha” moments. Our hands-on program encourages classroom engagement, collaboration, and deep comprehension. As students engage in activities in computer science, engineering, coding, and robotics, they see a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in High School and beyond.
At the high school level, students have several advanced STEM options in tandem with our Science & Math Departments. Throughout their time at Providence students are challenged through engineering, coding, and robotics in courses like Computer Science Discoveries, AP Computer Science Principles, Intro to Engineering, and AP mathematics courses.
It’s never too early to discover STEM. FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.
Guided by adult coaches and FIRST® Core Values, students build models using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 and create Show Me posters to present what they learned. The program focuses on building interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a real-world challenge – to be solved by research, critical thinking, and imagination.
Bible Builders, Lightning Engineer, Lego Llamas, Nuggets
Students in Grades 4-8 are engaged in hands-on STEM experiences, they build confidence, grow their knowledge and develop habits of learning. Students are encouraged to try, fail, and try again, while connecting STEM concepts to real-world examples.
It’s way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.