Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Marian Catholic to Offer Full STEM Program

Marian Catholic announced Wednesday that they will now offer a full STEM program.

Marian is making the most important educational enhancement to its science education curriculum in its 64 year history.

In the fall of 2018, Marian Catholic is proud to announce that it will incorporate a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program that will include new State of the Art science labs. In addition, teachers will improve their STEM education practices with professional development through the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway.

Plans were put into place as a result of a feasibility study conducted by Partners in Mission, a Boston based consulting firm, involving over 1000 parents and alumni. The overwhelming response showed a need to improve the science labs. The school has been awarded a significant matching grant by the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation that will help support the renovation of all science labs, including a cutting edge Virtual/Engineering lab. The grant has been matched by a small group of generous Marian donors who will be recognized upon the completion of the project. The project is scheduled to begin June of this year and will be completed for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

“Marian has earned a reputation of offering an excellent academic education,” stated Mrs. Jean Susko, Principal of Marian Catholic High School. “The Stabler Grant, along with the overwhelming generosity of our donors, will ensure that Marian graduates continue to have the expertise necessary to pursue high-growth careers in the science and engineering fields through a STEM education.