STEAM Building Campaign

STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 we officially opened our new STEAM Building to students! We still have some room to finish the campaign and the endowment, but we are thrilled to have the building open and operating for the 2016-17 school year! Our STEAM Building now allows our students the space and safe environment to conduct hands-on, inquiry-based learning and experiments, and has allowed our curriculum to be enhanced as a STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Program.

STEAM Building and Facility Enhancements

  1. Construct a two story, 6,000 square foot wing of the school to house a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics Building that will:
    • Provide custom lab space for teaching and experimentation at both elementary and middle school grade levels.
    • Launch a diocesan STREAM-focused science curriculum for all grades.
    • Prepare our students for success in high school to meet the rapid expansion of the science academies in our local secondary schools.
    • enhance the overall curriculum by transferring this same hands-on, inquiry-based learning style that is a natural vehicle for science into other fields across the curriculum to inspire critical thinking and problem-solving.
    • Significantly enhance the school’s ability to recruit outstanding students and teachers.
  2. Build an appropriate performance space that will facilitate student presentations integral to our curriculum and thereby allow St. Dunstan’s chapel to become a sacred space to house the Eucharist.
  3. Upgrade the kitchen facility to allow for healthy, on-site food preparation.
  4. Fund a $2M endowment aimed at providing long-term financial sustainability and ongoing support of critical areas that will include, but are not limited to:
    • Professional faculty development
    • Endowed faculty positions
    • Student scholarships and multi-child tuition assistance that maintain affordability and enhance enrollment
    • Academic resource enhancement and program development to support a STREAM-focused science curriculum and hands-on, inquiry-based learning