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why choose steam schoolAsheville is a city known for the arts. The River Arts District is famous throughout the country (and world) for being a place where indie, underground, and world-class artists are inspired to do some of the best work on Earth. Galleries and artists are not relegated to the RAD, however, as many find inspiration in every mountain town in our region.

As much as we are known for creativity, it is not to the exclusion of science and engineering. 

Our gothic-style architecture is the perfect complement to the stunning mountain views downtown. The Biltmore House and Estate have stood for well over a century as a testament to remarkable beauty in design and engineering.

Every road and path built in our area requires extra attention to navigate the terrain and avoid sullying western North Carolina's natural appeal. Additionally, we have some of the most diverse ecosystems, flora, fauna, and wildlife east of the Mississippi River.

In other words, Asheville is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) city. If you are a parent considering alternatives to traditional public school, we believe your child will thrive in a STEAM school. Here is what you need to know about why you should choose a Christian STEAM school in Asheville, NC.

What Is a STEAM School?

STEAM is an educational movement that combines science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics to foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration by applying all the disciplines together.

STEM was an educational movement that became popular through the early 2000s. STEM was adopted to help students prepare for a workforce that is becoming increasingly dominated by occupations related to these areas.

However, educators found that without emphasizing the arts, STEM lacked in its perceived exclusion of the arts. STEAM subjects require creativity and collaboration. Reintroducing the importance of the arts has resulted in improved test scores and performance for students.

What Is a Christian STEAM School?

At ELS, our mission is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to prepare students to become well-rounded adults in faith as well as academics.

STEAM helps us accomplish our mission by demonstrating the creativity with which God made each student, the collaboration God instilled in the mission to make disciples of all nations, and the order and structure with which God created the world and universe.

Emmanuel Lutheran School is the only Christian parochial school in western North Carolina implementing a STEAM-based curriculum.

We are able to provide parents and students with the best parts of this important educational movement combined with theology, emphasis on the gospel, and within a Christ-centered environment. If you would like to know more about why you should choose a Christian STEAM school, contact Emmanuel Lutheran School for more information.