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Cultivating student’s curiosity and creativity through inquiry-based learning,with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The Florence E. Smith STEM School is an exemplary 21st Century learning community whose students persevere to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and learning dispositions to be responsible, productive, creative, and self-directed learners. With 21st century skills at the heart of a STEM Education, Smith STEM School prepares all students today for the world of tomorrow no matter which career paths they follow. In addition to the district curriculum, Smith STEM School provides students with innovative learning experiences through our Habits of Mind, engineering curriculum, integration of technology, and student-centered inquiry experiences. Our inquiry-based instruction and learning empowers students by cultivating critical thinking, problem solving, perseverance and collaboration.

Smith STEM students reach beyond subject areas to challenge their minds in creative ways:

  • Weekly science lab experiences led by our science teacher in the only elementary science lab in the district

  • Monthly student led assemblies highlighting our Habits of Mind, student achievements and stewardship

  • Engineering is Elementary curriculum developed by the Boston Museum of Science

  • Smith TV: Student led bi-weekly broadcasts highlighting STEM events in the news as well as STEM events at our school

  • After school enrichment program, STEAM PM, emphasizing our Habits of Mind, Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts

  • State-of-the-art recording studio where students combine their love of music and with technology

  • Technology-rich classrooms that foster communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving

  • Signature 21st Century STEM experiences at each grade level supported by our STEM specialist

  • A math specialist who supports meaningful mathematics instruction that fosters student independence and allows students to construct their own conceptual understanding to solve real world problems by applying mathematical ideas

  • Computer Coding

  • Suzuki violin lessons pre-kindergarten to grade 3

  • Full-day NAEYC accredited inquiry-based pre-kindergarten

  • A proud partner school with the Connecticut Science Center

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