Brookhaven, GA, March 31, 2017 – Contributed by Nancy Halloran – Whether it is a fourth grade class using engineering to creatively brainstorm how to keep tea dry during the Boston Tea Party, or grade levels participating in the national Hour of Coding, or the entire school listening to a recent speech by NASA astronaut Nicole Mann, Montgomery Elementary School (MES) is at the forefront of our changing educational system.
With a dedication to providing a challenging environment to all students, MES is actively engaging in a day-to-day curriculum that incorporates the ever-growing important fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). From the dedicated science lab to the outdoor garden classroom, MES is creating a learning environment enthusiastically embraced by students and teachers.
It is fitting then, that Montgomery Elementary recently joined only 74 schools across the country as a certified AdvancED STEM school. This specialized certification acknowledges Montgomery’s commitment to preparing students for STEM disciplines, along with its capacity for integrating a challenging STEM curriculum across all core subject areas.
Begun by Principal Dr. Esther Silvers before her retirement, the collaborative effort from teachers, staff, and parents took four years and resulted in this recognition of the rigor and quality of the STEM program at MES.
“STEM has truly changed the culture and climate at Montgomery,” says current MES Principal Lori Bolds. “Not only has there been an increase in student engagement and collaboration, but the support our students receive from our business partners has enabled them to make deeper real-world connections with the STEM content they are learning.”
Montgomery Elementary is a top ranked pre K-5 public school in North Brookhaven serving students from both the Brookhaven and Chamblee areas.