STEAM | Trafalgar Castle School


Lower School STEAM Banner August 2022


Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math

Singapore Math

With just 700 square km and 5,000,000 people, Singapore consistently tops tables in mathematics results, notably TIMSS, (Trends in Mathematics and Science Study) where in Grades 4 and 8, Singapore has always ranked first in world-wide testing.

The Singapore Math program slows down the learning process and more thoroughly grounds students in the fundamentals of mathematics in order to better prepare them for higher learning.

Singapore Math is taught in the Lower School, and we continually assess the results and success of the curriculum.  Our ongoing assessment demonstrates that our students gain better skills and a deeper understanding of mathematics when they enter Upper School.

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Science & Social Studies

Lower School is an exciting time as students learn to construct meaning, deepen knowledge and dive into important social and scientific issues. Our Science and Social Studies curriculum helps students understand our rapidly changing and complex world and encourages them to make connections with their own lives. Taught through an inquiry lens, a design thinking framework, and/or project-based learning, our Science and Social Sciences program encourages every girl to discover her voice and build her own personal understanding of topics through relevant, real-world learning that helps her apply her knowledge to new situations and challenges. In each topic, students are provided with frameworks of inquiry, research, thinking, exploration and design as they learn through meaningful and relevant experiences.

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Source Acknowledgement: Boston University

Computer Coding

Learning to code is an important 21st century skill.

Hands-on and engaging instruction teaches Lower School students how simple computers work. Through the language of coding, students are challenged to deepen their computational thinking, creative problem solving, and fluid reasoning through fun activities.


Robotics thrives at the Castle!

Students in Grades 5 through 8 discover the excitement of innovation through FIRST Lego League.  They learn to design, build and program a robot, and then put their robot to the test on a tabletop playing field.

Teamwork, problem solving, and friendly competition are the hallmarks of this exciting program.

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