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stem versus steamAsheville, North Carolina, is a rapidly growing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) city. At Emmanuel Lutheran School, we believe your child will thrive in a STEAM school. 

If you are a parent researching alternatives to traditional public schools, this article is for you! Here's why you should send your child to a Christian STEAM school in Asheville, NC.

What Is a Christian STEAM School?

STEAM is an educational movement that combines science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics to develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration by applying all disciplines. Since the early 2000s, STEM education has been implemented to help students prepare for a career related to these fields. 

STEAM subjects, on the other hand, involved creativity and collaboration due to the inclusion of the arts. Students' test scores and performance have increased due to reintroducing the value of the arts in the STEAM program.

Our mission at ELS is to provide a Christ-centered education and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. We want our students to grow into well-rounded adults in both their faith and academics. ELS is western North Carolina's first and only Christian Parochial Christian school, offering a STEAM-based curriculum that empowers and motivates students to succeed in their future careers.

How STEAM Is Incorporated in Our Christ-Centered Education

Students will discover how vast and powerful God's world is through ELS's STEAM program. Throughout the school year, they will explore various themes and areas of learning in collaborative and innovative ways. Students will be given time and space to practice higher-level thinking skills as they create, experiment, examine, inspect, analyze, predict, design, and invent. In our STEAM program:

  • Students will be able to investigate various scientific concepts and hypotheses through hands-on experiments and stations. Many of these activities will be related to our science curriculum.
  • Throughout the school year, students will be introduced to technology-based programs that would not otherwise be available in a traditional classroom.
  • Students will be presented with open-ended opportunities to investigate a real-world problem and create a feasible solution.
  • Students will incorporate technology into their art enrichment sessions. 
  • Through hands-on learning experiences, students will delve into many mathematical ideas.

Christian STEAM School in Asheville, NC

STEAM contributes to our purpose by demonstrating God’s creativity in each student, his mission to make disciples of all nations, and the order and structure with which God built the world and universe. We can provide the best rigorous education to students, along with religion, an emphasis on the gospel, and a Christ-centered environment. 

If you want to learn more about why you should select a Christian STEAM school, contact Emmanuel Lutheran School.