At The New School, we believe in teaching new century skills through instruction in STEAM. Many schools are able to offer education in Science and Mathematics, but we excel in our offerings both in Technology and Art.
In Early Childhood Education, STEAM looks a little different than it does for older children. Primarily, it emphasizes the difference between academic learning, what can be memorized and repeated, and intellectual learning, the ability to reason and problem solve. In our program, STEAM represents itself in our focus on questioning and using what we have in front of us to explore complex ideas.
There is a large emphasis on arts in education at The New School. All students, Preschool through Middle School, attend art class and it is threaded throughout all of our curriculum to enhance the student's education.
We are also proud to have gone 1:1 in 1st grade and above. Our students in 1st through 3rd grades each have an iPad to use that they can take with them to all of their classes. In 4th and 5th grades, students utilize Chromebooks, and in 6th grade and above, each student is assigned a MacBook Air, which is an essential part of most of their academic pursuits.