Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or Simply, STEM, is all the rage in education circles these days. STEM schools are thought to be a sure route to obtaining “21st Century Skills” leading to a good job, and parents are demanding more of the specialty programs.
Where does that leave liberal arts education in the world of STEM?
Some people may not immediately realize, but liberal arts education is a well-rounded approach to educating the whole person and includes a focus on math and science, as well as history, literature, and the fine arts/music.
Colorado STEM School Performance
US News and World Report has ranked the Top 250 STEM High Schools in the United States. Two Colorado school making the cut in the Top 100 are the Vanguard School (#19) in Colorado Springs and D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School (#99) in Jefferson County (note: our friends at Ridgeview Classical came in at #195). Of the only two Colorado schools making the Top 100, both of them are based on a liberal arts approach.
When considering the best education for your child, consider a strong liberal arts program like Golden View Classical Academy that will prepare him for the challenges of science, math, and engineering as well as acquiring a broad understanding of the rest of the world.