According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is projected to grow to more than 9 million professionals within the next seven years. At Woodward Academy, we understand that those occupations are the jobs of today and tomorrow. Our students’ daily education in STEM is preparing them to take those positions and transform our future.
Like at our Primary and Lower Schools on Main Campus, students at Woodward North build a solid foundation for understanding mathematical concepts, using computational skills efficiently, and solving problems strategically. Students also focus on earth, physical, and life sciences, learning about scientific processes through hands-on experimentation and field trips. Technology is facilitated in the Eaglesphere, our center for STEM programming and design thinking, and integrated into the curriculum through the use of iPads, SmartBoards, BeeBots, Lego Robotics, and more.
When Woodward North alumni continue to our Middle School, they study algebra, statistics, probability, and geometry. Seventh grade science students conduct daily lab activities to gain an understanding of increasingly complex life forms, physics, and chemistry. Every seventh grader is provided with an iPad for use during their two Middle School years, and students develop technology-related skills such as keyboarding, digital researching, and problem solving.
Our Upper School students can explore theory and develop practical skills through the study of anatomy, forensics, meteorology, and much more—classes that give them a competitive edge in college courses and in their careers. The broad range of subjects allows students to identify potential areas of specialty even before graduating high school. Learn more about our Upper School coursework in STEM: