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STEAM

At AIS we design learning so that students can explore real world context and important human issues as well as develop knowledge and skills of the individual subjects in STEAM--- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

By exploring current issues and what action is required to address them, students apply and synthesize what they have learned in STEAM and other subjects.

At AIS we design learning so that students can explore real world context and important human issues as well as develop knowledge and skills of the individual subjects in STEAM--- Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

By exploring current issues and what action is required to address them, students apply and synthesize what they have learned in STEAM and other subjects. 

In our Primary School, STEAM is transdisciplinary. Our young students inquire and investigate important concepts without the boundaries of the different disciplines. 

In Secondary School, STEAM is interdisciplinary, where students integrate and synthesize knowledge and skills from two or more subjects to develop solution or products to important issues, or explain phenomena.  

At AIS, STEAM learning is both relevant and rigorous because it allows students to make connections with what they are learning in and beyond school, as well as answer the question, ‘Why are we learning this?’ 

For STEAM learning, we are proud of our Adair Art Science and Design (ASD) Center, which brings the creative intelligences of visual arts and digital design together with science, design technology and engineering in purpose built spaces.  Here, students  design, create, engineer, build and present solutions to real-world problems individually and in teams.

In our Primary and Secondary School Makerspaces, students engage in design thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving as they tinker with materials and state of the art technology. 

STEAM at AIS goes beyond the regular classroom.  We provide opportunities for our students to find and pursue their passions through our co-curricular programs, internships, AIS Innovators, and Lunch and Learn series. 

Our STEAM endorsement program for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program helps students to pursue STEAM-related careers after graduation.

STEAM/STEM Diploma Endorsement

All AIS students in Grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to work towards a STEM or STEAM diploma endorsement. STEM and STEAM professionals drive innovation worldwide, and AIS strives to graduate students interested in and prepared for college and careers in STEM and STEAM-related fields. By completing a rigorous and well-rounded IB education plus additional STEM or STEAM curricular and co-curricular requirements, as well as a two-week internship in a STEM field of interest, our students will be uniquely placed to meet the challenges and opportunities of our interdependent, fast-changing world. 

Since graduating, I received the Gold scholarship at Georgia Tech, worked at SpaceX, led a number of engineering teams from race cars, liquid engine rockets to carbon capture devices...

I owe 100% of that to the experience I had of managing multiple interests at AIS, I simply would not have had the same path if I’d attended a school that forced me to solely focus on exams. Patrick Finley, AIS Class of 2018