Fairmont offers unparalleled STEM instruction, along with premier programs, to prepare students for their ever-changing world. Instruction begins with our youngest learners, where age-appropriate concepts come to life in hands-on activities. It increases, both in terms of its rigor and the opportunities for more focused areas of study, as students advance from elementary school through high school. Whether your child wants to pursue a career within the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields or simply internalize STEM concepts that will serve them well in college and beyond, Fairmont has something to offer.
“The skills we use as freshmen in high school are the same skills being used by PhDs and professionals when they’re working for government labs.”
– Olivia B., Fairmont Prep Alumna
Occidental College Student
STEM for Every Student
Whether your child is just starting out in preschool or has chosen to pursue advanced science and math studies at one of Fairmont’s high schools, STEM is incorporated into Fairmont’s curriculum at every level. Young children are natural scientists, curious about the world around them, and eager to observe and experiment. They learn from hands-on lessons that introduce academic concepts which form the basis of a strong understanding of science and math concepts. Starting in elementary school, students benefit from Science Specialty teachers who supplement classroom science learning with in-depth lessons and experiments in our STEM labs. Fairmont students receive robust instruction in math and sciences with ability grouping beginning in fourth grade, allowing children to receive the individualized instruction they need to master math and science skills. On average, Fairmont students are performing a year ahead of peers in other programs. Extracurricular programs such as the Science Olympiad, Academic Pentathlon, and our own Robotics programs encourage students to take their passion for STEM to the next level.
Advanced Science & Engineering Program (ASEP)
Fairmont’s ASEP program prepares high school students for memorable contributions to science, engineering, and computer science. Our unique curriculum is informed by those of prominent universities and combines AP science courses with project-based learning. Students who complete the ASEP program will be prepared for studies in the fields of science and engineering at the nation’s top universities. The ASEP program is available at Fairmont Prep Academy.
Through our robotics program, students enjoy a creative approach to physics, computer programming, science, and engineering. As students grow, they work with professional engineers to address thought-provoking problems and create robotics.
Younger students, starting in the fourth grade, begin with an extracurricular course that teaches basic robotics programming. As students advance to middle school, they compete in a LEGO league hosted by For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST). Fairmont Prep’s high school robotics team participates in a variety of competitive tournaments, including the internationally renowned FIRST Robotics Competition. Our robotics students have qualified for more than $16 million in college scholarships that will help them to continue creating and innovating.
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