Proverbs 18:15 says “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.” Through our FCS STEAM initiative, students seek out solutions to relevant problem-based units where science, technology, engineering art, and math are combined through hands-on technology-driven projects.
In preschool, students begin with STEAM mini-projects where they are challenged to think outside the box by using collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. In 5K-5th Grade, STEAM is integrated throughout all subject areas as students become world changers by solving problem-based STEAM units through our participation with the Fairchild Challenge and community-related projects.
Every grade level participates in the Fairchild Challenge which consists of 7 STEAM challenges and includes partnerships with the University of Miami, Florida International University, NASA Kennedy Space Center, and the National Wildlife Federation. Last year, our school received the Fairchild Challenge Award for being one of the top 16 schools in Miami demonstrating exceptional STEAM integration. From robotics in Middle School to the engineering club in High School, STEAM learning is transforming our students from being classroom problem-solvers to world changers.
Awards & Accolades
Middle School (2019, 1st year recipient)
High School (2018 & 2019, 2 years in a row recipient)
Elementary Garden Challenge Winner
Mrs. Casañas Garden Book
“Most Extensive Detail” for Challenge 3: Connect to Protect Network