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What is STEM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The emphasis on these subjects is critical because the United States has lost its competitive edge in these academic areas while other developed countries are soaring ahead. According to the national Academy of Sciences, innovation is largely derived from advances in science and engineering. In order for the US to remain competitive in the global marketplace, students must be better prepared in STEM subjects.

STEM learning is an economic imperative. Experts say that technological innovation accounted for almost half of US economic growth over the past 50 years, and almost all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM.*


STEM: Why now?

According to a February 2012 report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST): "Economic forecasts point to a need for producing, over the next decade, approximately 1 million more college graduates in STEM fields than expected under current assumptions. Fewer than 40% of students who enter college intending to major in a STEM field complete a STEM degree. Merely increasing the retention of STEM majors from 40% to 50% would generate three-quarters of the targeted 1 million additional STEM degrees over the next decade."

STEM at Beaumont

Beaumont's success in the sciences over the last several years is a testament to the dedication of preparing students in STEM subjects. Students are given a strong foundation in the basic concepts and an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, and collaboration through inquiry and experimentation. Beaumont's curriculum has expanded to include a Pre-Engineering Program, and student interest has fueled a nationally award-winning Robotics team.

Beaumont teachers value inquiry-based science and technology education. Beaumont School was one of only 62 schools in Ohio and 356 teachers to receive the Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education. Beaumont was only one of 12 schools to receive the maximum median score of 10 points. Seven of Beaumont's STEM teachers were recognized with this award.

Science Curriculum at Beaumont

Fundamental Courses
Comparative Anatomy
Earth Science


Advance Placement

Pre-Engineering Program

If you are interested in more information about STEM at Beaumont, please contact the Beaumont Advancement Office at (216) 325-7328.


“The time I spent at Beaumont School was the most important and defining period of my life. My single-gender, Ursuline education gave me the confidence I needed to go into the world and become a caring, knowledgeable and connected member of our global society. If it was not for the generous financial support I received as a student, I would not have been able to attend Beaumont School, and therefore would have missed such a wonderful, positive experience. Beaumont School pushes young women to become the most vibrant, enthusiastic and compassionate versions of themselves, and I will forever be grateful for the Beaumont School community which gave so much to allow me to become the strong woman I am today.” –Rose Satnitz-Skove Kelly ‘04