What is STEM?

STEM is the connection between the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The knowledge and skills of each of these subjects is essential and combining them into an interdisciplinary and applied approach brings a cohesive learning environment based on real-world applications.

"[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical world to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change the world."
-President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015

The STEM programs at DIS start in the lower grades where students learn basic computer skills starting in Kindergarten. Skills such as keyboarding, document and presentation applications, multimedia tools and safe Internet search are part of the skills that our Primary students are taught. The recently added STEM lab at our Churchill Way campus has opened up new opportunities to get our students excited in STEM subjects. Robotics, life sciences and engineering are some of the disciplines that are introduced to our younger students.

Technology classes, Computer Science, programming and Engineering continue into the Middle and High School grades. As part of the DNB exam at the end of 9th grade in our French Baccalaureate track, Technology is one of the main subject areas that is part of the exam. Computer Science, coding, Robotics and 3D design are offered to students interested in the applied sciences. The IB Computer Science program extends into the upper grade levels for college placement.
 

Lower School

List of 3 members.

Middle & High School

List of 10 members.