St. Peter Prince the Apostles School Focuses on STREAM Initiative
May 14, 2015 | posted by Elaina Satsky, Principal, St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles School
Topics: Catholic Schools
This is how we STREAM! STREAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. As a STREAM School, there is a tremendous focus on these identified areas as St. Peter Prince the Apostles Catholic School provides students with opportunities for hands-on learning experiences by implementing the program into the course of study. First and foremost, we are proud of being a Catholic school, and this STREAM Initiative helps us to more closely align our mission with our Catholic Identity. Our Brainpower partnership with the University of Incarnate Word enhances our ability to build this type of curriculum framework. The quality teaching staff and expansive facilities also enable us to easily implement more project-based activities for the students. We welcome the larger Alamo Heights community as partners in bringing more STREAM events, including guest speakers, to our school.
You can see a lot of examples of STREAM if you check out our St. Peter facebook page, but we encourage you to see it for yourself by allowing one of our students to take you on a personal tour of the school. Come and see the mini-robots and roller coasters that we are making, the computer programming our students are doing the technology lab, our math scale model rooms that students have created and our award winning art work. Our primary classes, beginning with pre-k 4 through 8th grade, conduct interactive experiments in our state of the art science lab.
Our Catholic tradition teaches us to make use of the strong intellects with which God gifted us - we use reason and inquiry in Religion classes to pursue deeper understandings of our faith life. Children learn best through interactive participation and STREAM is one way to bring the very best experiences to children as they learn and develop at St. Peter Prince of Apostles School.