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christian education steam go togetherWhat makes the Asheville, North Carolina area special?

  • Is it the amazing scenery we have, due to being surrounded by the highest mountain peaks on the East Coast?
  • Is it the hundreds of thousands of protected forest acres we have to explore?
  • Is it the massive rivers and pristine creeks that criss-cross our area?
  • Is it the fact that we have the highest concentration of waterfalls in the South?
  • Is it the access to all of our favorite outdoor activities?

It is probably a combination of all the above and more that attracted you to Asheville, NC. When you add in the fact that we have some of the highest quality medical facilities of any city our size, as well as excellent public schools and institutes of higher learning, it is hard to find a better place to raise a family than West Asheville. 

Even though we are blessed with good public schools, many parents are searching for private schools that have more control over their core values. For those who believe their child would benefit from a STEAM-based education in a Christian environment, Emmanuel Lutheran is here to help. 

STEAM Education in West Asheville

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) is an educational movement that promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork by combining all of the STEM disciplines with the arts. STEAM emphasizes the value of collaborating to solve challenges, transforming the classroom into a cutting-edge coworking place.

STEAM education begins in kindergarten, with each year's STEAM projects building on the previous year's. As they work in groups to solve challenges, students will be able to see and establish their processes.

This process helps students find subjects more exciting even if they once would have dismissed them as dull and boring. In the classroom, robotics, drones, 3D imaging, and other types of technology are used to connect all of the traditional themes and subjects.

The Benefits of STEAM

Just a few of the benefits of STEAM include:

  • STEAM focuses on subjects students will use throughout their lives. 
  • STEAM emphasizes the importance of creativity and imagination. 
  • STEAM demonstrates the importance of collaboration. 
  • STEAM rewards innovative initiatives.

How does STEAM work in a private Christian school?

STEAM-Based Education at Emmanuel Lutheran School in West Asheville

As the only Christian parochial school in our area utilizing the benefits of a STEAM-based curriculum, we have seen the combination of STEAM and the gospel benefit students substantially. Some of the benefits include:

  • Collaboration in the classroom translates to students seeing the value of community and the church. 
  • STEAM emphasizes the structure and order of the world that points back to God as the creator. 
  • STEAM does not leave out the arts, reminding students that the beauty of our area is part of God’s gift to us for his glory. 
  • STEAM works best when classroom sizes are smaller. Smaller classrooms also help teachers work with individuals and groups more effectively. 

Christian education and STEAM are two peas in a pod. If you would like to know more about how your child can be part of a Christian school that utilizes STEAM, contact the team at Emmanuel Lutheran School