At Randolph School, we don't just teach STEM – we cultivate a mindset that thrives on exploration, innovation, and endless possibilities. Our STEM philosophy is rooted in a commitment to nurturing the next generation of creative thinkers, problem solvers, and trailblazers.
Programs are designed to empower students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. By immersing students in an environment where questions sprout into discoveries and where limits are only the beginning, we propel them towards a future ignited by their unbridled potential.
Prekindergarten students have daily access to science, math, and sensory centers. Students also rotate through a schedule with our science specialist and technology specialist throughout the year. These lessons culminate with a joint STEM lesson unit with both specialists leading students through the process.
Kindergarten through 4th grade students participate in weekly technology and science lessons guided by our specialist instructors. Each semester, students have a large STEM unit that allows students to work all the way through the design engineering process with the aid of both specialists. From experiments in conjunction with the science curriculum in their classrooms to logical thinking lessons and hands-on coding activities, students are challenged to conceptualize, design, and test a variety of creations. Students learn how to think with a growth mindset and learn that failure is an important part of the learning process.
With a strong emphasis on hands-on activities, self-directed exploration, and nurturing natural curiosity, Middle School students in grades 5-8 are provided with a wide range of STEM activities, offering them a diverse learning experience.
The integration of design thinking in science, engineering, math, and tech classes offers students the chance to develop problem-solving skills and unleash their creativity as they work on various designs and projects such as coding and constructing robots, designing experiments, creating games and podcasts, and building solutions to resolve problems. These skills are further amplified in after-school clubs like Cyber Patriots and LEGO Robotics.
In the Upper School, there are Honors, AP, and lab-based courses in physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. Students can participate in clubs and competitions, including robotics, computer, and Science Olympiad. As part of our program, students are encouraged to explore STEM related careers during Interim and the summer internship program. Click here to view the Upper School profile and full STEM course offerings.