STEM

MTS places an emphasis on a STEM-based curriculum. Simply put, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. With smart boards in every classroom, laptops for every student, coding, 3D printers, and rigorous science lab work, MTS is second to none in this important facet of education.

Math

The mathematics program helps students gain confidence in their mathematical abilities, develop critical thinking skills, be active problem solvers, and, most importantly, have an appreciation for mathematical thinking and inquiry. Students meet in small groups at all grade levels and work with course materials designed to fit their learning styles.

Grades 1–5 focus on numeration, operations, and computation; data and chance; geometry and measurement; patterns, functions, and algebra. Students in the middle school continue to build on these foundational concepts and begin to focus on application, problem solving, data analysis, geometry, and a more in-depth study of patterns, functions, and algebra.

 

Science

The science department provides students with a strong scientific foundation to better their understanding and appreciation of the diversity and relationships among all living and nonliving things.

Scientific study begins in kindergarten, where a nature-based curriculum encourages wonder, excitement, and an appreciation of the natural world. In grades 1–5, science courses prompt students to achieve a better understanding of themselves and their environment. The curriculum covers a variety of general science topics from ecology, weather and climate, to magnetism and astronomy.

Students in the middle school progress through a year-long exploration of STEM in sixth grade, chemistry in seventh grade, and physics in eighth grade.

Skills taught throughout all grade levels include content reading and comprehension, note taking, content outlining, study skills, test preparation, test taking, appropriate and safe use of laboratory materials, and making connections between the classroom and the natural world.

STEM Faculty