STEAM

Overview 
The Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics Program provides students with the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary coursework, drawing together its five core subject areas. The primary objective of the program is to inspire students and prepare them for the rigor of following a demanding program in a STEAM field at college. Students will be challenged to draw on their knowledge of all the core disciplines to synthesize innovative solutions to problems. Completion of the program leads to a special STEAM diploma.

Application Process 
 
Students in the Upper School may apply for admission into the STEAM program at the end of their ninth or tenth grade year. The application will be released prior to Spring Break each year. Students who are accepted to the program will be assigned a STEAM advisor with whom they will develop a yearly plan and set short- and long-term goals.

Program Requirements
 
Students must maintain a B average in all STEAM-related courses. Students must complete at least two AP® courses in science, technology, art, or mathematics. The two AP® courses must be in different disciplines.

Coursework in Science
Students must complete four years of science. Students must achieve Honors in one class or take an additional AP® class within the discipline.
  • Biology
  • Physics 
  • AP® Biology
  • AP® Physics 1
  • Chemistry 
  • AP® Physics 2 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Oceanography
  • Astronomy 
  • AP® Environmental Science
  • Biotechnology
 
Coursework in Technology
Students must complete three courses in technology.
  • Technology 9
  • Digital Cinema I
  • Digital Cinema II
  • Advanced Topics in Web and Application Design
  • Web and Media Design 
  • AP® Computer Science Principles
Coursework in Engineering
Students must complete two semesters of Engineering. 
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Realizing Architecture and Engineering with Models
  • Tech Shop 
Coursework in Art
Students must complete four semesters of Arts electives. 
  • Drawing 
  • Painting
  • Advanced Drawing and Painting
  • AP® Studio Art
  • Ceramics 
  • Graphic Art
  • Instrumental Ensemble
  • Innovation in Music Theory, Composition, and Technology
  • Photography I, II
  • Advanced Photography
  • Problem Solving Through Design
Coursework in Math
Students must complete four years of math classes. Students must achieve honors in one class or take an additional AP class within the discipline. 
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Math
  • Statistics
  • AP® Calculus AB
  • Advanced Topics in Mathematics with AP® Calculus (BC) 
  • AP® Statistics
Additional Requirements
  • One college-level online course in a STEAM field of interest. It must be approved by a STEAM advisor
  • Students must complete one internship (40 hours minimum) in a STEAM field. It is strongly recommended that students do an internship in the summer prior to 12th grade. It must be approved by a STEAM advisor. 
  • Participation in two STEAM activities/field trips per semester
  • Participation in the annual STEAM Expo at the Fall Open House
    • Preview the new Hastings Center

NEWS

Click here to read about the Upper School Engineering field trip to Draper Laboratory.
BRIMMER
69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
617-566-7462