Whether she wants to be an engineer or an artist, a mastery of STEM principles is imperative as technology becomes the medium by which our world communicates. In many ways it is its own language, and we want our students to be fluent speakers.
That is why we are committed to growing a nationally recognized STEM program, leveraging our already robust curriculum with real-world integration and exposure to things like coding, programming, 3D printing, and engineering.
While STEM subjects have long been taught here, GPS teachers continue to innovate and present opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, which becomes key to discovery. Not only are girls exposed to things like programming in computer science or a virtual reality tour of the heart in biology, subjects in history or English come alive with projects made on the 3D printer or laser cutter in our Makerspace.
As an all-girls school in the heart of GIG city, we are uniquely positioned to address the gaps between the interest in STEM subjects and the pursuit of STEM degrees by women. Because if a GPS girl wants to help cure cancer or design flying cars, we can help her get there.