Atlanta Girls’ School has a commitment to closing the gap when it comes to women in STEAM related majors and careers. Rather than create separate STEAM classes, AGS works to integrate STEAM throughout the curriculum.
In addition to the integrated classroom experience, our students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of specific STEAM offerings both during and after the school day. One example is the AGS Robotics Teams. Our three Middle School and Upper School Robotics Teams meet regularly to prepare for competition in the First Lego League, which stretches them to further develop their analytical, communications, and creativity skills.
Students are exposed to various STEAM careers through the school’s annual MAKE Her Day event. Women who are currently serving in various healthcare, medical, technology and business fields share with our students the path they have taken to reach success in their careers. During the MAKE Her Day students are also able to showcase their own STEAM work.
Atlanta Girls’ School has a strong belief that physical space also serves as a teacher and classes and areas are setup to encourage design thinking. AGS has dedicated robotics, construction and maker spaces, along with a STEAM lab and Fashion/Sewing areas. All these spaces are meant to inspire thinking by doing.
As the world is constantly changing we are dedicated to adapting to rapid change to meet the needs of our students. We assess our STEAM initiatives annually to determine what our current needs. Looking toward the future, we are currently developing programs in virtual reality and drone technology.