All Saints’ receives STEM certification
All Saints’ Episcopal Day School has been certified as a STEM school for K-6th grades by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA). Larry Watt, executive director of SCISA, awarded this certificate to All Saints’ Headmaster Joan A. Pennstrom.
According to Watt, “STEM certification is a further validation of All Saints’ outstanding curriculum.”
“These bright, young students are ready to learn, and they love the challenge,”said Pennstrom. “We have always had an excellent science and math curriculum,” she continued, “and STEM is just a progression into a new level of interactive learning.”
Assistant Headmaster Bryan Kaye and math teacher Leslie Denton were very involved in the certification process. “I’m excited about expanding our curriculum to specifically integrate science, engineering, technology, and math,” Kaye said.
Denton is offering STEM summer camp for 4th through 6th grade students, and 1st grade teacher, Kim Bonnoitt, will have one for rising 1st through 3rd graders. The full STEM program will be a part of the All Saints’ curriculum in the 2018-2019 school year.
“This is another opportunity at All Saints’ Day School for students to work independently, in teams, and in small classes to follow the scientific process,” Kaye commented.
All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, founded in 1960, is an independent, pre-college preparatory school for 3K-6th grade students. For more information visit the school website: www.aseds. com or contact Beth Hopewell, admissions director at 843-662-8134.