- To improve the science, technology, engineering and mathematics education of every student at Vermont Academy;
- To show students how STEM disciplines are interdependent and how they are part of a broad liberal arts education and;
- To continue to encourage and inspire those students who wish to focus on these disciplines at the highest level possible.
All students who attend Vermont Academy have the opportunity to take STEM courses and participate in STEM activities that meet their academic and non-academic needs. Students can learn computational thinking and coding, collect water quality data, statistically analyze sustainability data, and construct both robots and musical instruments
The STEM program teaches students 21st century skills such as flexibility, adaptability, initiative, and self-direction as they work individually and cooperatively to accomplish a variety of investigations and design challenges. Students practice and hone their literacy skills in writing, reading, speaking, and listening. They learn how to visually and graphically convey their message to stakeholders at Vermont Academy and beyond.
STEM is one of the strands in the intricate web of programs that help our students to become confident and independent learners who will gain the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and beyond.