Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

At MICDS, the design and implementation of an inquiry-based, hands-on STEM curriculum is a strategic priority. The School is further making science, technology, engineering and mathematics a priority and investing in this state-of-the-art facility and curriculum as a way to address the growing gap between students in the U.S. and other developed countries in these core competencies.

At MICDS, we take an inquiry-based approach to teaching math and science. This purposeful shift in curriculum is designed to ensure our students have the foundational knowledge and skills in the STEM disciplines, college-ready critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as the inclination to tackle the most important challenges facing the world.

Our state-of-the-art STEM building allows MICDS to offer engaging, hands-on, application-based coursework in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as significant research opportunities in these disciplines. The learning space will feature science and math rooms deliberately mixed together, including “clabs” spaces that combine laboratories with traditional classroom space conducive to hands-on learning and opportunities for the curriculum and our community to intersect.

Awards and Recognition

LEED v 3.0 Platinum Certification for Design and Construction
Platinum is the highest level of certification possible from LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, a voluntary green building rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which recognizes sustainable building strategies and practices in green building.

BEST PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
By the Engineering News-Record
(K-12 Education Category)

KEYSTONE AWARD
By the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICE AWARD
By the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC)

U.S. GROWIING GREEN AWARD
MICDS won the 2014 Growing Green Award by the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter for its STEM curriculum and for building the most advanced STEM teaching facility in the region.