STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

Innovative and entrepreneurial ideas don't just happen; they require work and persistence. From PreK through 12th grade our science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses (STEM) guide student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Whether working with tools in our Chesapeake Campus Maker Lab and Teel Campus Innovation Center or creating a business plan based on user-centered design, our students gain the necessary skills to solve real-world problems with the internal motivation to try, fail, and keep trying. 
 
At Severn, we place students and teachers at the center of our decision making. The Design Thinking methodology allows us to make highly relevant (effective) decisions for our constituents as this process, by design, is structured to place a priority on user voice through empathy and iterations.

— Lise Charlier, Director of Studies and Strategic Initiatives

Lower School STEM in Action

 

Middle School STEM in Action

 

Upper School Stem in Action

 

STEM Course Offerings

As a complement to a strong foundation in language arts, English, social sciences, history, foreign language, and traditional visual and performing arts, Severn’s broad academic experience fosters the habits and attitudes of mind that allow for success in an array of STEM fields. We provide opportunities for our youngest students through our most advanced seniors to forge foundational skills — perseverance, and cooperation, written and oral presentation skills, writing skills, endurance in problem-solving, and the capacity to self-assess — on which they will continue to rely through college and beyond.
 

Lower School

List of 4 items.

  • Science

    Physical, Life
    Earth & Space
    Engineering
    Environmentalism/Ecology
    Technology & Applications w/ Design Process (She does these a lot in Science!)
    Research
    Lab Work
    Kaboom Chemistry Club
  • Technology & Engineering

    Technology & Applications w/ Design Process
    ​Technology and Maker classes
    Digital Media / Digital Design Process
    3D Printing: Tinkercad Program
    Arduino (microcontrollers) Robots
    Coding
    NXT Lego Robotics
    Logic & Games
    Lego Club
    Destination Imagination
    ​Entrepreneurial Studies
    Marvelous Machines Club
  • Arts

    Advanced Art
    Creative Challenges
    Digital Media / Digital Design Process
    Drama program
    Yearbook
    Photography Club
    John Fishback Nature Programs
  • Mathematics

    Fraction Sense
    Algebraic Reasoning
    Number Sense
    Numbers and Operations
    Data and Probability
    Geometry
    Problem Solving and Reasoning
    Problem Solving Strategies

Middle School

List of 4 items.

  • Science

    Earth Science
    Life Science
    Physical Science
  • Technology & Engineering

    Design Thinking
    Innovative Design
    Coding
    Entrepreneurism
    Robotics
    Logic & Games
  • Arts

    Environmental Architecture
    Yearbook
    Literary Magazine
  • Mathematics

    Math 6
    Pre-Algebra
    Algebra I
    Geometry

Upper School

List of 4 items.

  • Science

    Physics, Honors Physics & AP Physics C: Mechanics
    Chemistry, Honors Chemistry & AP Chemistry
    Intro & AP Environmental Science
    Biology, Honors Biology & AP Biology
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Diversity of Life (Biology)

    Online (MSON): 
    Astronomy
    Introduction to Organic Chemistry
    Advanced Topics in Chemistry
    Genetics & Genomics
  • Technology & Engineering

    Intro to Computer Science & AP Computer Science 
    Introductory Robotics
    Forensics
    Introduction to Engineering
    New Business Ventures
  • Arts

    Digital Arts
    Digital Media
    Book Design & Yearbook Publishing
    Photography
    Music Technology I & II
    Recording Studio
    Introduction to Architecture
    AP 2-D Design
  • Mathematics

    Algebra I
    Geometry & Honors Geometry
    Algebra II & Honors Algebra II
    Precalculus & Honors Precalculus
    Honors Functions & Calculus A
    Honors Calculus, AP Calculus AB & AP Calculus BC
    Financial Algebra
    Discrete Math
    Linear Algebra
    Statistics/Probability & AP Statistics

    Online (MSON): Multivariable Calculus

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146