Tower Hill provides an interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum of study, from Lower through Upper School. Faculty integrate developmentally appropriate science, technology and math curricula in all three divisions, progressing from activities like basic coding and machine design to computer science and advanced robotics. Hands-on, experiential learning is emphasized, encouraging broad student participation in STEM exploration as well as collaboration, problem-solving and analytical reasoning.
In order to focus our STEM efforts as a school, a director of STEM initiatives, Liz Brown, Ph.D., has been named beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Future initiatives in STEM education at Tower Hill will expand offerings in student research through intern and externships for Upper School students, bring leaders from STEM fields to all three divisions, and support teacher education and professional development through the creation of Tower Hill STEM Teachers Collaborative.
Examples of STEM education in each division include: