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. 
We place students and teachers at the center of our decision making. The design thinking methodology allows us to make highly relevant and effective decisions for our constituents as this process, by design, is structured to place a priority on user voice and empathy."

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
    Technology & Applications w/ Design Process
    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
    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
    Photography Club
    John Fishback Nature Programs
  • Mathematics

    Fraction Sense
    Algebraic Reasoning
    Number Sense
    Numbers and Operations
    Data and Probability
    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
    Logic & Games
  • Arts

    Environmental Architecture
    Literary Magazine
  • Mathematics

    Math 6
    Algebra I

Upper School

List of 4 items.

  • Science

    Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics: Mechanics, AP Physics Algebra-Based
    Chemistry, Honors Chemistry & AP Chemistry
    Intro & AP Environmental Science
    Biology, Honors Biology & AP Biology
    Anatomy & Physiology
  • Technology & Engineering

    Introduction to Computer Science
    AP Computer Science Principles
    AP Computer Science A
    Introductory Robotics
    Engineering 1 & 2
  • Arts

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

    Algebra I
    Geometry, Honors Geometry
    Algebra II: Intermediate, Honors 
    Precalculus, Honors Precalculus
    Honors Functions/Calculus A
    Honors Calculus
    AP Calculus
    Linear Algebra and Advanced Calculus Topics
    Statistics and Probability
    AP Statistics

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