Notre Dame Preparatory School’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) program inspires and encourages girls to pursue their passion for STEAM and lays a foundation for future study. In an ever-changing world, future female leaders must be able to solve complex problems, and NDP’s STEAM program provides the skills and experience for such success.
Starting in grades 6-8, students are exposed to STEAM through creative problem solving, hands-on learning, and multi-sensory activities. Innovate Design Time (IDT) offers self-paced, project-based learning opportunities in courses such as Computer Coding, Digital Communications, Forensic Science, 3-D Printing & Physical Computing, Handbells, Logic & Games, Technology & Digital Citizenship, and Robotics. These classes introduce young learners to state-of-the-art technology and build the skills needed to use them.
In grades 9-12, students can pursue a general STEAM course of study, or focus on a STEAM pathway in either Architecture & Design, Computer Science, Engineering & Manufacturing, or Medicine. The hub of STEAM at NDP, the 23,500 sq. ft. Innovation Wing houses a two-story Fabrication Laboratory; CyberCenter; Anatomage table for 3D anatomical study; digital media lab; design center; and recording studio. STEAM students delve further into their field of interest through career-focused “WIN-ternships” with area businesses and organizations.