STEAM (STEM + ART)
Maryvale’s diverse offerings allow each student in both the Middle and Upper Schools the opportunity to develop a highly personalized exploration of diverse STEAM topics. Hands-on STEAM opportunities are infused throughout the curriculum at every grade level through course offerings, on and off-campus speakers, lab and studio work as well as partnerships with prominent corporations and universities.
Students are not limited to a specific STEAM track, but instead pursue a path based on their interests to set them up for success in college, which in turn prepares them for their future careers.
From constructing roller coasters and hovercrafts to programming robots and using a 3D printer, exciting experiential learning comes to life at every corner of the campus. Further, our two advanced Design Labs, brand new Center for Leadership and Innovation and “bring your own device” program in the Upper and Middle Schools allow teachers to blend traditional learning tools with the latest trends in technology to produce innovative digital projects.
As students progress through the Upper School, they continue to reach new heights in a variety of Advanced Placement courses, including AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, AP Physics and AP Statistics. They also learn problem-solving techniques along with essential skills needed in the business and technology worlds. Many of our girls receive leadership awards and scholar- ships to college for their excellence in STEAM-related fields and others are accepted into competitive internship programs, including Google’s coveted Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI).
Through firsthand experiences on campus and in the community, students can pursue careers as engineers, computer programmers and health care professionals, just like many of our accomplished alumnae.