What are STE(A)M Schools?

Schools are working to prepare our students for an ever-increasing global society dependent on understanding and using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One approach is to provide integrated STEM learning opportunities across the school and in conjunction with community partners. When schools also include the Arts and design, then STEM becomes STEAM. For more information, check out this Great School’s article.

In the fall of 2012, Portland Metro STEM Partnership began working with seven schools that wanted to become STEM Transformation Schools. Over the course of four years, these schools have become rich STEM learning environments that foster student STEM Identity by helping students apply their learning, becoming avid problem solvers, designers, and investigators.

To learn more about STE(A)M schools, check out this Definition of a STE(A)M School developed by our STE(A)M educators and this video on the Benefits of STE(A)M in Elementary School:

    Our STE(A)M Schools

    • Boise-Eliot/Humbolt K-8 (Portland)
    • George Middle School (Portland)
    • Chehalem Elementary (Beaverton)
    • Highland Park Middle School (Beaverton)
    • Sato Elementary (Beaverton)
    • Vose Elementary (Beaverton)
    • Quatama Elementary (Hillsboro)
    • Tobias Elementary (Hillsboro)
    • W.Verne McKinney Elementary (Hillsboro)
    • Groner Elementary (Hillsboro)
    • Imlay Elementary (Hillsboro)
    • Joseph Gale Elementary (Forest Grove)
    • The Archiodese of Portland