STEM

Worcester Preparatory School’s strong college preparatory program offers opportunities for students to inquire in, engage in, and gain proficiency in the areas of science technology engineering and math (STEM). Worcester begins developing STEM skills- tenacity to problem-solve, courage to innovate, presentation skills (both oral and written), grit, self-reflection, and cooperation- in Lower School and continues to broaden these skills through Middle School and Upper School.

We believe in incorporating concepts of STEM throughout our curriculum. With the integrated development of these skills, students are not required to lock into any particular course track, which allows their interests to evolve as they grow and excel at Worcester.

Through coursework, electives, and clubs, students are provided the opportunity to gain confidence and work toward a thorough comprehension of STEM skills, which they will continue to apply in college and beyond. STEM is an ever-evolving process of learning, and we believe early exposure to these skills will help our students thrive into the future.

 

Curriculum:

Lower School STEM Offerings

Math

  • Fraction Sense
  • Number Sense
  • Numbers and Operations
  • Algebraic Reasoning
  • Data and Probability
  • Abstract Solving and Reasoning
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Geometry

 

Science

  • Space Exploration
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Ecology
  • Circuitry
  • Earth Science
  • Lab Investigation

 

Technology

  • Technology and Applications
  • Engineering
  • Coding
  • Technology Design Process
  • Technological Problem Solving

 

Clubs

  • Chess
  • Math Exploration

Middle School STEM Offerings

Math

  • Number Functionality and Reasoning
  • Application of Mathematical Concepts
  • Abstract Problem Solving
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry

 

Science

  • Earth, Space, Ecology
  • Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy
  • Life Science
  • Exploratory Laboratory

 

Technology

  • Programming
  • Coding
  • Integrated Technology Exploration
  • Graphic Development
  • Design Process

 

Clubs

  • Chess Club
  • Math Counts
  • Computer Club

Upper School STEM Offerings

Math

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Algebra III
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Advanced Placement Calculus AB
  • Advanced Placement Calculus BC
  • Statistics

 

Science

  • Physical Science
  • Honors Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Advanced Placement Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Advanced Placement Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Advanced Placement Physics
  • Honors Computer Science and Programming

 

Technology

  • Digital Media
  • Digital Engineering
  • Integrated Technology
  • Advanced Integrated Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Coding
  • Programming

 

Clubs

  • Chess Club
  • Photography
  • Newspaper
  • Math League
  • Tech Team
  • Yearbook
  • Film
  • Radio Broadcast
  • Robotics
  • Math Club