Reaffirming the U.S. Department of Education’s position, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in the Greenwich Public Schools recognizes that student success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, and that it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. Thus, STEM education for all students is fundamental for college and career readiness and to develop as productive members of society.
The Greenwich Public Schools Science Program is designed to promote best practices of science and engineering education aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) while fostering interdisciplinary connections between Science, Language Arts, Math and Technology. The focus of the new NGSS curriculum is aligned with the Vision of the Graduate and embodies a student-centered inquiry approach. Grounded in the authentic science and engineering practices of the NGSS, students will engage in a rigorous curriculum affording them opportunities to address real-world issues and engage with state-of-the art design challenges.
The Greenwich Public Schools Mathematics program is aligned with the Connecticut Core Standards for Mathematics and is committed to providing all students with a high-quality, comprehensive and challenging program. The program provides consistent opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills and capacities necessary to be college and career ready. The guiding principle that drives the mathematics program is that every student will access a high-quality, comprehensive, and challenging program that will lead to mathematical proficiency and independent thinking.