When students—girls in particular—are given unbridled access to hands-on opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) they gain experiences and confidence to pursue passions and careers in fields traditionally dominated by men.
Also commonly known and referred to as STEM, the "A" and "Art" represent strategic design and the importance of understanding aesthetics while engaging in practical applications of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
We integrate coding, making, design thinking, and engineering design across grade levels and subject areas. As students move through the grades, they encounter more open-ended and student-driven projects and have the opportunity to take part in electives and a range of co-curricular opportunities.
At Castilleja, our Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science departments guide students to develop core competencies which build a strong foundation for both co-curricular expressions of STEAM as well as deeper insights and breakthroughs in other subject areas and pursuits.