Connecting, creating, and collaborating is the philosophy at Mountain View Elementary School. The school’s early venture into K-5 STEAM—integrating arts into the science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum—has resulted in a school culture of discovery, invention, and learning at the highest levels. Central to the STEAM curriculum is a MakerSpace which was added to the school four years ago. Expansion to other hands-on activities integrating STEAM and technology has put the school on the national stage. Mountain View has been named the winner of a STEM Excellence Award from the National Future of Education Technology Conference.
The award recognizes excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the primary, middle and high school levels. Criteria include the use of interdisciplinary curriculum, collaboration, design, problem solving, and the STEM experiences offered.
Watch video of Mountain View’s exceptional STEAM program: