STREAMS: Project-Based Learning
Incorporating Multiple Subjects To Promote Student Interest, Retention
Here at St. Francis, we are proud to use a project-based learning approach to improve information retention and student interest. Called S.T.R.E.A.M.S., this initiative encourages teachers to touch on multiple subjects during each of their lessons.
Infusing Religion, Arts Into STEM
Covering science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, math and Spanish, this approach integrates the diocesan and the State of Maryland curriculum and standards. By touching on two or more of these subjects in each lesson, studies have found that this creates increased connections in the brain. This approach stimulates both the student’s interest and improving their retention of the material.
Promoting Creative Thinking
This creative approach to teaching is designed to help create well-rounded students. Both religion and the arts are infused into science and math lessons to promote the use of creative thinking and technology use in the classroom. This innovative approach is designed to empower students and prepare them to succeed in the modern world.
Lessons Tailored To Individual Learning Styles
Teachers use a variety of teaching approaches to reach students of all different learning styles. This strategy helps ensure that all students are engaged in the learning process and ultimately become lifelong learners.
With this multi-subject approach, students are taught to go beyond the simple recall of information and develop critical thinking skills and higher order thought processes that set them up to succeed in high school, college and beyond.
Continuing Success In High School, College And Beyond
Armed with a strong academic foundation, St. Francis students transition to area private and public schools. There, they are placed into above level and advanced placement programs.
Our alumni have gone on to prestigious universities such as Duke, University of Maryland, Princeton, Yale and Brown, to name just a few. We are proud to have many of our alumni enroll their children at St. Francis de Sales because they recognize the value of the traditional Catholic education they received.