This year, the Lower School
students at DKJA have the amazing opportunity to conduct their science
experiments in a brand new science lab, designated for Kindergarten to fourth
In addition to the new lab, the students are embarking on a new stem-based curriculum, where they are becoming problem solvers, innovators, inventors, and logical thinkers eager to master STEM subjects now and as they move into Middle School and High School.We are also integrating arts-related skills and activities into Stem courses, which is a very effective way to enhance student interest and achievement. Hence, adding the “A” and moving from STEM to STEAM becomes our innovative term for success.
Inquiry is the basis for teaching concepts to the students in this program. Our teachers act as facilitators, questioning and guiding students until a concept is revealed and mastered.Students are encouraged toraise questions about natural world, and to investigate through free exploration and systematic observations. It is the school’s goal to haveall students be successful in “discovering” science. We also strive to promote positive attitudes toward the discipline and to assist students with the development of scientific reasoning.