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STEM & STEAM

In support of 21st century learning at Highlands, we have two state of the art STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) labs on campus.  One is housed in the Styslinger Learning Center and serves third through fifth grade, and the other lab is in the Middle School Building and serves sixth through eighth grade.  Lower elementary students in grades four-year old kindergarten through second grade experience STEM learning through guided collaborative learning experiences, use of the Tinker cabinets, and with STEM in the Gym.  STEM lessons in all grades are student-centered and collaborative and include key reading and writing pieces along with creative thinking and collaboration.  STEM education is interdisciplinary and is a powerful means to provide integrated learning.  By adding Arts to the acronym (STEAM), we have a way of further integrating both artistic endeavors and creativity into the content areas.  Since authentic integration is an avenue to facilitate meaning, there is tremendous potential for students to thrive in an ever changing world.
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      8th Grade Student, Olivia Pope talks about her design for the new campus outdoor solar classroom.

Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.