Our STEAM K-7 program focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to prepare K to 7 students for a rapidly changing world. The SAIL Academy’s STEAM program offers a special focus on developing independent learners, critical thinkers, collaborators, innovators and contributors. In this interdisciplinary program, students learn through inquiry and project based learning.
SAIL’s STEAM K-7 program begins September 2017.
STEAM K-7 program costs
There are no registration fees for students accepted into the program. STEAM is a Surrey School District program, which is fully accredited by the BC Ministry of Education. Students must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents residing in the Lower Mainland.
STEAM bridges School and Home for Kindergarten to Grade 7
We offer a unique opportunity for parents to take an active role in their child’s education.
STEAM teachers and staff consult with parents to determine suitable grade appropriate materials and strategies for online work from home. Parents are supported with access to meaningful and relevant resources that will guide their child effectively on his/her learning journey.
Grouped in flexible cohorts, students are provided with opportunities to meet and collaborate in classrooms with their teacher(s) four days per week. The other day of the week students are supported by their parents. Students can do online work from home, may participate in field trips, or do learning in the community with adult mentors, agencies, and businesses with whom parents have made arrangements.
The SAIL Academy STEAM program explores Science Technology Engineering Math through the lens of the arts and design. Students develop a designer and maker mindset through experiences in a Makerspace – where access to a variety of tools and projects at all levels, provide opportunities for students to create, invent and tinker with novel concepts or ideas.
Your child will explore their interests and passions and develop strong social, emotional, cognitive skills as they prepare themselves for our rapidly changing world.
Why choose STEAM?
- Problem-based Learning
- Teamwork and Leadership
- Digital Citizenship
- Connecting to Community
- Creating and Exploring
- Self-Directed Projects
- Hands-On Activities
- Being Self-Aware
What type of student would enjoy STEAM?
SAIL Academy’s Elementary STEAM program welcomes learners who appreciate hands-on, interdisciplinary curriculum experiences combined with flexible hours and pacing that allows time to explore and access learning through a variety of digital platforms, and to connect to the community in powerful, unique ways.
Students who would flourish in the STEAM program would…
- Be passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math
- Have a keen interest in wanting to understand how things work and like to build, create or design things
- Enjoy learning through inquiry, experimentation and reflection
- Be self-motivated, like to learn independently, as well as in collaborative groups
- Be able to cooperate with peers for group projects and explorations
- Thrive in a challenging and enriched academic environments
- Contribute to a positive and respectful classroom and online community
- Be open to sharing and celebrating learning